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Oliver #2 complete

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Finished ‘Oliver’ #2 over the weekend.  The fish has a name, Chi.  Why? you ask. Why not? say I.

Oliver # 2

A couple of details from the painting.

oliver detail


The painting currently on my easel.

long neck in progress

A drawing from my sketchbook for the 100 thing drawing challenge.

seeking soloace

Pics of my studio, cause I love seeing other people’s studios, soooooo…..



And a pic of my housemates 😉

jody and hector the cat

Okay, some are showing as thumbnails, others as titles, just click on them and all should be well.

‘Oliver’ and others

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Here are some recent paintings:

Oliver 1 Oliver 1       Oliver 2 Oliver 2

'There....' ‘There….’   'Malachite and Cadmium' ‘Malachite and Cadmium’

Jody's mushrooms  Jody’s mushrooms      Self Portrait paintings ‘Mandala’  Self Portrait

I’ve got some other ideas percolating.  Also I have a bunch of pretty amethyst colored crystals on my bead board  waiting to be turned into a necklace…and maybe a bracelet..or earrings….or all of those.  I’ll let you know 🙂

A Goal

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

There is a school of thought that a truly productive artist will complete at least 2 paintings, drawings, etc each week.  Ok, that’s a lot.  Really.  After all, I work all day and generally come home exhausted.

But that is an excuse.  I’m going to give it my best effort.  No, I’ll simply do it.  Heh, there we go.

So here are some that I am working on and some that I just finished.



untitled candle nude teal


That’s it for tonite.  Let me know what you think.

All I can say is…Wow.

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Wow, that I can finally update my blog again.  Okay, I was going to go into a rant about server errors, etc., but it’s working again so here’s what I have lately.

Part of the ‘candle series’.  Less serene than the others, but I am not always (or even often) serene and I am tired of holding back.

crow series‘3+2= a murder’ This is the first of the crow series.

‘The Rescue’ second of the crow series.

Clean up timeHeh, me.  Definitely time to clean up.

More WIPs

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Amazing how time can get away from a person.  Anyway, here’s what’s on my easels right now, let me know what you think.  More soon.

WIP candle series

WIP in Crow series


Thursday, June 16th, 2011

I’m pretty sure that I have all the bugs worked out now.  Heh, we’ll see.

I’ve been working sporadically as the summer starts, I don’t know, I got onto a baking jag for a while…..oh well, friends and co-worker ate well for a while (not going to talk about what it did to my waistline :p).

I’ve been going through old sketchbooks, looking to see if I can get rid of some.  Trust me, you don’t have to keep everything you’ve ever drawn, painted, sculpted, whatever.  So I found some sketches that might turn into good ideas and was able to get toss a few sketchbooks.  I also trashed several canvas boards with unfinished (never would be finished) and unsuccessful paintings.  I don’t care for canvas board AT ALL, but it is convenient for painting en plein aire.  I’m not buying it anymore.  Stretched canvas only from here on (well, stretcher bars and canvas since I generally stretch my own).

A couple of the unfinished paintings in my last blog died.  One from being overworked, the other from getting stale sitting on my easel, unfinished.   If I let a painting hang around unfinished too long, one or the other is bound to happen.

On a happier note, I have some more finished paintings to show below 🙂

3This is not such a good photo, blurry.

candle nudeFirst of my ‘candle nude’ series.

evening, dawn, and earthAbsolutely just for fun.

Bead nude

Green Tea

Shorty MasonPortrait of a Mason.

Well, thank goodness I finally remembered how I made it work before.  LOL, pics uploaded.

By George (that would be Hector) I think I’ve got it!

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

I futzed around and through purely non-scientific means discovered a way to make my images show up again…..maybe not the best or easiest way, but whatever.

So here’s what’s on the easel and drawing table now.

an as yet untitled watercolor

inprogress candle nude pregnant

unfinfihed standing candle nude

I’m working on these nudes as quickly as I can.  I find that if I let them sit on the easel too long, they start to stagnate.  I start hating them and don’t want to look at them.  Heh.  So I try to get them done as quickly as i can.  Also, I do not want, I will not, overwork them.  I am striving for the swift capture of the beauty, the thought, the sensation.  I am learning to let go of the fear and inhibitions.  Yes, I do want people to look at my art, hopefully like (love??) it, but at least see it.  But the most important part of this act of creation, is my own truth.  I must create it.  The trying to please others is the death of art….at least of my art.  I am giving myself the freedom (and permission) to paint precisely as I please.

How could it be otherwise?