I've been working on this piece off and on - mostly off! I decided to go in the direction of abstraction.
December 23, 2022
December 12, 2022
And So It Begins...
A friend of mine has a summer home in NC. She took a photo of the forest outside her home and shared the picture with me. I loved it. Luckily for me, she is happy for me to try my hand at painting the scene.
Today, I stopped procrastinating and began blocking in the background on this 18x24 stretched canvas.
November 10, 2022
Building up color
November 7, 2022
It Must Have Been the Avocado!
October 31, 2022
Nature Maid - Rebirth
“Nature Maid - Rebirth” art doll created using Hurricane Ian debris and some found objects.
October 25, 2022
A friend asked me to make a journal as a gift for her husband's upcoming 70th birthday. We discussed a few ideas. The paper had to be cut to size. Almost every journal I have made for myself or as a gift was something I just created on the fly. A commission was a whole new experience. I have never glued separate sheets of paper to create a book block. I used the double fan perfect spine technique. I made two. One was for practice; the other was the "real" thing!
September 14, 2022
Somewhere in Croatia
September 5, 2022
The Blue Door
Tomorrow I plan to take brush in hand and have a go - wish me luck!
August 16, 2022
I tried my hand at painting the sunset landscape I took a photo of at Corkscrew Sanctuary last week.
August 13, 2022
Two photos - the same moon - were taken approximately 25 minutes apart. I love my morning walks, especially when the moon is shining bright.
August 12, 2022
Corkscrew Sanctuary Adventure
August 2, 2022
A week ago, I created acrylic backgrounds on several stretched canvases. This one is 9x12. I was feeling a little down this morning. I love daisies they are such happy, cheerful flowers. I felt lighter once I got started and am happy with how it turned out.
July 23, 2022
Eyes Wide Shut
It's been a rough couple of weeks. I haven't felt much like doing anything creative. I decided it was time to get back in the studio and paint something.
July 6, 2022
For My Beloved Husband
My darling husband, Richard, passed away on June 2, 2022. We enjoyed a wonderful life together for well over 31 years, but when you love someone it is never long enough is it?
I usually don't save birthday cards and the like. I received so many beautiful condolence cards - from family and friends sharing their thoughts about Richard, there was NO way I could just stash them in a box to be put in a closet. I decided to make a book to house the cards instead. I just love the way it turned out!
Punch holes in cards