Sunday, March 23, 2014


I have decided to draw and paint objects surrounding me for the next few weeks since I am stuck at home recuperating!  Starting with a redo...a painting I have been experimenting with making an acrylic skin. Next when I can I will soak it and remove it from the panel, from there we will see what progresses.
After the snow storm last week I had lunch with an artist friend and she gave me some advice.....when drawing-draw something you love to look at because you will be spending alot of time looking!  That being said I went out and bought some fresh flowers and began to draw.....the painting is not quite finished just a few adjustments to the  background.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

February Update

Updating last month's work- my husband made me 5 wood panels, 3 @ 39" x 29" and 2 slightly smaller.  I spent some time sanding, prepping panels with gac 100 and gesso.  It has been challenging because I am painting representationally with acrylics on panel. Typically,
 I paint with oils but have decided to use acrylics because they dry quickly, so I am experimenting with the paint, the application and mediums.  I am hoping with the next panels to have a better handle on the acrylics and work more abstractly.
oil   12" x 12"
Acrylic on paper    30"  x 40"
Acrylic and oil on panel