Monday, October 16, 2017

Boothbay 1

12x16 inch oil on cradled gessobord, ready to hang

I took this photo while touring the islands off the coast. There are over 5000 islands off the coast of Maine. Many have summer homes on these islands and can only access them by boat.

Thursday, August 31, 2017


11x14 oil on canvas board
I enjoyed doing this one. Approached it like an abstract while trying to keep the whole scene in my mind's eye.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

5x5 in
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

More birds ready to go to market (Ohio Art Market)

Mountain Bluebird 1
5x5 in
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Carolina Wren 4
6x6 in,
$40 includes wooden easel and shipping

Hummingbird 9
5x5 in
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Arts Castle students

Today was our last day of class. It was a success and sorry to see it end. I am so impressed with their talent.  They worked hard on "limited strokes" exercise.  Look at that awesome bird and gorgeous rose!  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Senior beach walker -gouache

I had a hard time getting the flesh colors today.  There were so many subtle changes and when I mixed the colors differently, they just didn't read correctly. Too blah... I made the background more saturated in color but it didn't help much. I'll keep on. Only the fourth day with this new medium.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New medium for me - gouache

This is a new medium for me. I feel like a total beginner.  I started out with a mixed media sketch tablet and was not happy with the results.  I moved to a toned sketch book and liked how the colors really popped. I'll stick with that one for a while.  I also tried painting on my marker paper and liked it but the paper is so thin. I am dating my sketches and hoping for some quick improvement. 😊

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Two cardinals

Cardinal 10
5x5 in oil on gessobord
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping

Cardinal 11
5x5 in oil on gessobord
$35 includes wooden easel and shipping