October 24, 2019

A Woman of Substance

This project was fun but also a challenge - there is plenty I could change I suppose, but I figure it's a painting NOT a photograph.  I'm happy with the result and I love the texture!

October 23, 2019

Oil Paint Sticks

I thought it would be fun to work with oil paint sticks today.  They are quite forgiving and fun to use.

I've got a long way to go,  but she's taking shape...

October 21, 2019

And so it begins...

Having fun creating an acrylic background for an oil painting the subject matter of which is still to be decided.  You and I will both have to wait and see what comes of it...the layers make it much richer even though by the end of the piece most of will most likely covered up.

October 18, 2019


It's been 7 weeks since I had a hip replacement.  I'm happy to say the surgery went well and the hip is healing as it should.  Unfortunately, some nerve damage is really making life miserable.  I've had some treatment and am hoping to feel better soon.

Yesterday, I decided enough with feeling sorry for myself and get in the studio and create!  Not knowing what to work on, I put a hat on my head, took a selfie and started this mixed media piece.

Started with acrylic paints and heavy gesso

spray with water to create drips

Charcoal sketch

Underpainting with oils

This is as far as I got today - need to take a rest