Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Here is my painting "Glide" that will travel to the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition.  For me, this is a different perspective and I love all of the reflections.

Here is an image of January 2015. The exact dimensions are detailed in my previous blog post.

I have added Buy Now buttons for US or Canadian friends here

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2015 Calendar

These are some of my favorite images from 2014 that will be the monthly images on the 2015 calendar.

Calendars can be pre-ordered for $24.95 including shipping to the US

Calendar Dimension: 8.5 x 11 (11 x 17 hanging open) This wall calendar is printed on beautiful quality paper and has large daily boxes to keep track of events.

There will only be a limited number available, so when they are gone, then they are gone.
Shipment Date is expected to be mid December

Calendars will only be available in the Continental US and Canada

Click here for US orders
My Canadian friends, please use the lower button to order your calendar

Friday, October 24, 2014

Zinnias and Glass

Zinnias in Glass/ oil on board/ 5 x 7/ purchase here
I have been busy since the thirty day challenge. During my blog absence, I was thrilled to learn that my painting "Glide" was accepted into the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2014.
I have also started notes for 2015, when I plan to have a weekly newsletter with more information (and process shots) which will probably replace this blog. If you are interested, I will have sign up information when I am ready to begin.

This painting was inspired by my sister-in-law, who brought her end-of-season peach zinnias to paint this week. Her painting was so beautiful that I wanted to try something similar. I have a few more zinnias and some nasturtiums in my garden before the cold arrives next week, so I'll try to have some of them in the paintings that I put together for my upcoming Christmas wishes paintings of "favorite things" and 2015 Santas.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 29: Colorful Orange Slices

This is my last painting in the thirty day challenge. I made a minor change (can you find it?) and I am satisfied to post it. I have reviewed my other paintings from the challenge and am delighted that almost all of the best little paintings found new homes. The others will be re evaluated, improved and then re posted, if successful.
I will discuss my thoughts about the challenge, what I learned and what my upcoming goals in a later post this week.

This last painting can be purchased here

Monday, September 29, 2014

Day 29: Colorful Orange Pieces

Day 29 of the challenge is today. I wanted to try something different today. This is a painting of zinnias that had wonderful color and a terrible design. Now, it is "repurposed" to be the underpainting of these orange slices. I wanted the pinks to remain present. This painting then put paint on (thickly over the underpainting) and then scraped (using a knife and a clay shaper-type of tool) paint off: reapplied more thick paint and..scraped it off and around. I will look at it again tomorrow and decide what changes it needs.

You can see other d 29 paintings on Leslie Saeta's  blog page. She is planning o discussing what the challenge accomplished on "Artists Helping Artists" blogtalk radio this Thursday, Oct 2.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Day 27: Geraniums, Zinnias and Susans

Day 27 and only three days remain in the challenge. These are beautiful early fall flowers  from my yard that I painted with a friend this afternoon. Overpainted onto a different failed painting, this again forced the use of thicker, juicier paint and increased texture which is always fun.

See the other challenge paintings here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Day 26: Cantaloupe revised

If you think you have seen this painting before, you are correct. Previously, the little cantaloupe slice and plate didn't fit the size of the board well. (Check back a couple of pages and you will see what I mean). The great news is that once dry, my husband was able to cut the board so now this painting is 6 x 8 instead of  8 x 8 and "fits" better. I am going to post this for today. IOS 8 ate my password keeper and I have now tried for a couple of hours to rebuild it on a new site and let's just say, it is not going well....To keep everything secure, I am losing my mind.....
You can see the other day 23 entries here.