Sunday, November 27, 2016

Black Friday Weekend Sale

This is the last chance for a ten percent discount on my paintings site wide! Celebrate! I have magnets, posters and mugs, and paintings ranging from $60.00-$800.00. Something for everyone!


Here are a few 'somethings.'

I love my owl.  His name is Horatio. :)


This is a side view of a beautiful abstract, including comics. 

Here is a little section of one of my lovely mixed media pieces.


A really awesome and colorful geranium...


My cat.  No, she isn't for sale, but I love her so.


My adorable raccoon mugs.  I love mynraccoon painting, which is also on the site.  Mugs are nice, too.


Here's the entire comic abstract.  I call it Funny One. :)


Last but not least, one of my metal embossing pieces.  All on my site noted above! Happy Black Friday weekend!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Commissioned Painting

Just finished a commission that I LOVE! Can't show it yet but here's a small section. I wish I could show more because I love it so much.  After Christmas, I'll show you the rest! 

The hint is stormy ocean.


New Flower Painting

I bought a gorgeous bunch of sunflowers and hydrangeas . Can you tell what my next acrylic painting is going to be? Yep.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Alstroemeria Painting

Here's a portion of an alstroemeria painting I just listed. Beautiful at only $80.00!  Super easy shopping at







Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Place

Favorite pens, in a mug holding fond memories, in front of my color chart. Happy little spot.


Pastel Dream

Just listed this tiny pastel colored dream. Makes a great gift! This 9"x6" gem is only $80.00 to your door. Easy!



Oh my goodness, I LOVE this!


Do you see the words peeking through?


This is close to the same shot as one above, but a little camera shift caught some different color nuances.


The variation from color to color just makes my eyes keep circling the painting.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Geranium Painting, Mixed Media

I just finished a beautiful little geranium piece in mixed media.  I really love the colors in this, and laid them down one on top of each other, to mix on the paper.  This way, you can see how the colors blended to make new colors and enjoy all the nuances in between.

You can see that the first layers contain words - I pulled them out of a Spanish or Latin dictionary. Because I love languages, I alternately pull from them and believe that they add an incredible amount of interest.

After the initial drawing and layers of color, I also added some postage stamps.  I've been a stamp collector for most of my life, and only recently did I realize why I do this - I'm just collecting pictures!  Of course!  What do artists do but look at and collect pictures!

Especially in the petals I love these reds and the layers of color, one on top of the other.  It is here where I think the words peeking out are most seductive.

For the life of me, I can't remember if these are watercolors or acrylics.  I water my acrylics down a lot and use them as watercolors, so it really could be either/or.  Love the colors and drips in this closeup of the head. 

Oh, so pretty the way the colors gradate one into the other.  I like the crazy bird, too, looking, of course, into the painting.

This mixed media piece is available for sale at 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Metal Embossing Demo

Last night was fun... gave a metal embossing class for The Woodlands Art League. 
Half the time I gave a demo, and the second half was hands-on.
Lots of fun.
Thy really made some beautiful pieces!

Monday, November 14, 2016

New Mugs

Yay! New mugs are in for those of you who love my raccoon painting! You can find them at
Had a regular photo shoot tonight.


Love!!!! By the way, my backdrop is an unfinished commissioned painting I'm working on as a surprise for a Christmas gift.  Ssshhhhh!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Leaf Mono Print

The glow of my #emerald leaf #acrylic is striking! This closeup shows the depth, texture and jewel-like colors of this one of a kind mono-print. For sale.  Love this piece.


Friday, November 11, 2016

My Studio

About all I can say is * whew! *

Actually, a lot of my painting sessions end this way.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Woodlands Art League Poster

This is the #woodlandsartleague #poster . My #painting is the #tiger. It's sold, but I have tiger posters at Check out the many wonderful artists represented here on our website!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Into each life a little green must fall! Here's some green for you! For purchase at

Daniel Buren

We're looking at #Installation #art in my classes. I consider #danielburen to be one of the best. Gary and I experienced his exhibit when we were in Paris.  Unforgettable.



When we stood under each color, we were embued with that color and feeling. Here's yours truly. Loving it.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

My Painting Style

One of my favorite painting tools. An old gift card; often my 'brush' of choice. If you want to recycle your gift cards, toss them at me.  Let me know if they have money on them; I guess I'd have to make the supreme sacrifice of emptying them before use. ☺️


Saturday, November 5, 2016

'A Moment' Explained

Here is my lovely horse. People wonder why this name.  I named him 'A Moment' because I painted it as if he paused in his movements just long enough to acknowledge you, for you to see his beauty, then, I am sure, he will go on with his business.

If you look closely, you will note that the brush strokes in the background are entirely diff rent, showing lots of movement and upset.  The air moves around him, co ti using to move as he stops.  A moment.


Friday, November 4, 2016

My Horse Painting, 'A Moment'

This gives you the scale of my horse acrylic paintingfor sale at Closeups on that site. 


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Chicken Suit Painting

My students make me very, very happy.  I told them that one great reason to make art is to remember, to preserve memories.  She wanted to remember the chicken suit she wore for Halloween.

Seriously, I think my body releases endorphins when I look at this cheery chick!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Art Class!

You only think you have a full car! This is my 'passenger.' 

Not even showing what's in the back.  On my way to teach today!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Art Supplies

Another week of passing out cool art supplies to my students! This week it's Pitt pens.  They're the best for many reasons. I like their archival quality and have found that they are the best pens for staying put when I hit them with water, paint and whatever else I can lay hands on.

Love these pens! From these come wondrous things.

Landscape Acrylic

I love the layers of color in this one, with some hidden textures supporting it all. Here's a closeup of 'Outside My Window.'

For sale at


And one more...


Ooohhh... love this one!