Wednesday, October 29, 2008

El Diablo #30 in Series



Another oil painting from my El Diablo Series ..lots of impasto application in this oil painting on wood panel.

Now on etsy.

Atmospheric Abstract Landscape





This painting is watercolor but in the style I often do in oils..was actually quite surprised I achieved the same effect with watercolor..A happy accident perhaps..LOL
title is Novemember 7th.

Available on etsy

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sacré Couer new watercolor and ink Painting


I'm still exploring ink and watercolors this week..this one is now on etsy

Friday, October 17, 2008

French Fishing Village


This watercolor is very loose and expressionist. Size 11"x15"
Now on etsy

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Oils to Watercolors??



I've been playing with watercolors (I'm an oil painter) and what a huge learning curve..I've read about 9 books on watercolor painting techniques and now I'm playing with watercolors...lots of fun..

Savannah,Georgia 1975 available on etsy


Impressionist Poppies available on etsy

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Purple Mountains Majesty


Medium: OILS on wood panel.

Dimensions: 5"x7"
Now on etsy

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Under a Zen Moon





"A dream inspired Painting"


Style: Expressionist,Abstract

Medium: OILS on hand stretched canvas, edges painted.

Dimensions: 24"x30"






Now on etsy

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One November Day



Medium: OILS on hardboard
Style:Expressionist
Dimensions: 5"x7"

This is one of a series of paintings I am working on. Each is in oils, most with impasto work added. I am attempting to subdue my palette to see where this may lead me. Lots of fun experimenting and pulling out colors I seldom use and mixing new combinations.
Now on etsy

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

AWAKENED


This is the first of a new series I am working on.A more subdued and earthy palette for me. I've had a leaning toward earthy greens.burnt sienna..rusty muted colors the past month. Now this is a real change for me. These new paintings are all abstract expressionist..inspired by dreams, the seasons and full moons.

Oil on canvas 16"x20" matted
Now on etsy

Sunday, July 27, 2008

BEFORE CHEMOTHERAPY



Size"12"x11"

Style:Collage, Expressionist

Medium: papers, gel medium beeswax on hand stretched canvas, edges painted.

Inspiration: The inspiration for this painting . I am a Registered nurse and although my specialty field was psychiatry I also worked several years in labor and delivery, the ER and general medicine. I have always enjoyed reading books written from the medical practitioners point of view in times prior to modern medicine and hearing accounts from my own grandmother who was a nurse in the 1930s and 40's. The blight of women and women's health issues left much to be desired in those days and often little more than folk medicine. Thus the inspiration for this collage was women's health issues before modern medicine as we know it.

An original mixed media collage painting utilizing painting, collaged papers in multiple layers built up one upon another,gel medium on a gallery wrapped hand stretched canvas. The painting is finished in a soft layer of beeswax lending to the vintage look of the piece.

In etsy shop.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Meadow Wildflowers


Size 30" x 24"
Style: Fauve,Expressionist, Modern, Contemporary

Medium:Acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, edges painted, no frame is necessary unless desired.
Now on etsy.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

New Rainy Street Abstract


A new painting for the Christmas In July sale on etsy. I don't ususally paint this small when painting abstracts but this would seemed right this size.


Click Here for Listing in my etsy shop

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

ELEMENTALS 36"x24" Knife Painting


New Painting Elementals fro the ELEMENTS SERIES..it finally dried...5 layers on this one all knife painted..lots of extreme texture and movement.Subdued palette(for me)blues and browns..with hints of musturd and green peeking through in spots. On etsy starting tonight.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Color Theory II



Another abstract expressionist painting 24"x36" from the Color theory Series..
Now in etsy shop

Monday, June 23, 2008

Synchronicity is off to Paris



I just sold this painting to someone in Paris..I'm always amazed when someone who lives in the art capital of the world buys my art. This painting is "Synchronicity", 24" x36" and painted with painting knives and drips straight from the tube..no brushes were used.
"Synchronicity can be defined as a non-causal but meaningful relationship between events or states of mind within the human psyche and events in the outside world. More simply, we could call it the experiences of "meaningful coincidence". We have all had experiences that we intuitively recognize as meaningful, though we would be hard pressed to explain them in rational terms. In fact, these "meaningful coincidences" are not coincidences at all but spontaneous realizations of the underlying interconnectedness of all things within the Universe." Laurence Boldt - Tao of Abundance

As Heraclitus put it, "The unseen design of things is more harmonious than the seen."

Friday, June 20, 2008

Little Man Visits the City Print



Matted Print of original watercolor and ink on watercolor paper painting/illustration.Dimensions: Matted 8'x10" image size is 4"x6"

Style:Pop/Illustration

About this painting/illustration print : I am a dachshund lover and owner.See the image of the real dachshund and that is my own Little Big Man ..we call him Little Man for short. He is 5 years old, a short haired red miniature and a joy to be owned by. The photo of Little Man shown is not the one used as reference for the painting..it's just one I particularly like.

And a Pic of my own Little Man

Click Here for Listing in my etsy shop

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

WWAO June show Getting Away From It All

June's exhibit for WorldWide Women Artists Online. The theme this month is "Getting Away from it All." I have an entry in the show "Tropique"

Click Here to see show

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Meadow with Trees 4"x6" oil Painting


A small format oil landscape on canvas panel.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Mountain Trail Custom Oil painting 30"x24"


Now offering a custom 30"x24" oil painting on etsy, ebay store and web site. I have had a lot of requests for custom paintings since April and am expanding my offered paintings.Click Here for Listing

Sunday, June 1, 2008

New Painting FAUVE TULIPS




this is an entry for the June challenge which is Flowers for the Visual Artist Street Team on etsy
It's for Sale on Etsy

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Oil painting Le Absinthe Café


Finally finished this 16'x20" oil painting and have listed it online on etsy shop and ebay store.

Le Absinthe Café

Finished custom oil painting


I finished a custom oil painting 40"x32" for a client..this was painted over a period of 3 weeks in layers of 7-8 glazes and topped off with touches of impasto in the foliage. It's on the drying wall now.I really enjoyed painting this one..I love painting in oil glazes.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Oil painting


Just listed this one on etsy..is it ever colorful and bright..reminds me of Fruit strip gum for some reason..LOL

Many layers of oils on this one and took forever to dry..24"x36" title "TROPIQUE"

Sunday, May 4, 2008


I haven't posted in so long.. can't keep motivated with the blog..wonder whats the point..if it's boring to ME..it must be boring to others.


have been so busy with custom orders..which is good but itching to work on my mixed media/collage paintings.I have bought so many new supplies and already had a studio full.

so many idea and new things to try. Trying some new image transfer techniques with caulk and acetone transfers..the Lazertran transfers are delicate but turned out well.


this is a tissue paper collage in layers, with acrylic paint and Lazertran birds.