Tuesday, December 16, 2014

137 - Memory

6" x 6" acrylic on panel
This painting was done from memory and I used three primaries, a black acrylic marker and titanium white. The three... cad red med, cad yellow med and ultramarine.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

139 - My Flyer

6" x 6" acrylic on panel
Forgot to put pink cheeks on this snow sledder. Guess I'll do another.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

141 -Tap Room Roses

6" x 6" acrylic on panel
Today I saw these beauties glowing in the sunshine outside a local restaurant and I couldn't resist. I snipped off a sprig of these pretties. I did have to be careful, they are protected by many, many thorns!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

142 - The Tree - Sold

6" x 6" mixed on panel (acrylic & glitter)
Crazy little nutcracker.... he brought the tree! All it needs is lights and ornaments! Already has glitter!

Christmas is coming!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

143 - Tuesday's Rose - Sold

6" x 6" acrylic on panel
How many so far? Roses or paintings.. or days until Christmas...


Monday, December 1, 2014

144 - Polka Dot Coffee

6" x 6" mixed on panel
Myra invited me over for coffee, she has polka dot cups.

I did a sketch of this cup first and I liked it too much. I kept it and made another sketch with a paint marker for this yellow cup!

-JanettMarie  : )

This is the first sketch with vine charcoal on red primed panel.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

150 - Little Bud -Sold

6" x 6" acrylic on panel
This painting titled "Little Bud" may be easier to understand. Yesterday's painting named "Bob", well, I was thinking about Bob when I was painting that one. Being care free and letting it just happen! Thanks Bob!

Hope that make sense Martine!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

153 - Rosey

6"x 6" acrylic on panel

Resisting the urge to mess around with these little paintings too much. Do another as I've heard said and as I've said in the past.  : )


Thursday, November 20, 2014

155 - Oopsy! - Sold

6" x 6" mixed on panel
Sometimes they just don't all work out! A little slip on the ice (not literally) today.

Believe it or not this little guy came out of a rose painting I started with this morning! Yes, the rose is under there... somewhere. I could try to blame it on all kinds of things (light, air, moon, stars) but instead... Lemonade!

Like Leigh would say..."throw some glitter on it!"  So I did.

He is cute......


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

156 - Beacons

6" x 6" acrylic on panel
This morning after painting this I thought it wasn't finished. I thought I'll take a break from it and come back later. I came back and I've decided that it is finished and I will do another.... tomorrow.

Why "Beacons".... that is what they looked like to me from across the room this afternoon!
Two little beacons guiding anything or anyone that needs... guiding

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

157- Copy Cat

6" x 6" acrylic on panel
This little "Copy Cat" is another version of one I did while in Nashville. Had to go back a little to move forward!

Early is good!


Monday, November 17, 2014

158- Keep Going!

6" x 6" mixed on panel
Whew, cutting it close here, but I'm still going!

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!



Sunday, November 16, 2014

159- unsure

This is 159 and counting down to....

This is my feeble attempt to get back to painting daily again or more...

Because I'm not especially excited about the one above, I've decided to post this little one I did November 1st at the Lisa Daria workshop in Nashville, TN.
Painted on "Dura-lar" an archival polyester film, size about 8"x8"
I did the workshop to gain inspiration from Lisa to get back to painting... no matter what!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

160-Count Down----Shag & Shuck -Sold

Not the best reproduction of this little 6" by 6" but it's a start.
I'll explain more.... later.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

"Need Wine?"

Small pencil sketch while chilling' on a Saturday...
A little sketch of idea(s) for painting subjects...   Need wine?

I was drinking a beer! lol!

Have a perfect Sunday.   : )


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hmmm... in the middle of this one now...

Sullivan's Island Lighthouse  15" x 11" oil on paper
I'm either in the middle of this one, or I'll do another....

Need to let it "rest" ....

PS: Did you know the Sullivan Island Lighthouse has an elevator in it?

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Lighthouse... started

15" x 11" oil on paper... a start....
Small sketch on notebook paper
Hmmm... they are a little different.... hmmmm.. oh, well.

The small sketch happened last night and the painting at the top started today. Where is this thing going?  Time will tell.

More tomorrow : )


Friday, October 3, 2014

A couple of "Sweet Peach Rose's"

"Sweet Peach Rose One"  oil on paper  15"x11"  -SOLD
"Sweet Peach Rose Two" oil on paper  15"x11"
Just couldn't stand to leave too much paint on the palette!
I did it, I put paint on the drawings from yesterday and a month or two has not gone by!! Amazing...

Thanks my artist buddies for urging me on, you all are right, we all need that that little push every once in a while.

Finishing up these little guys today, I was thinking about a conversation I just had with my Mount Pleasant artist friend Beth. We were talking about how hard it is to leave any extra paint on the palette that you put out for a painting. Well, here is the proof. I used my palette knife to scrape it up and then apply it to my paintings! Professional artists oil paint is expensive! Gotta pay for the good quality and extra pigment though, it sure makes a difference!

Bye for now,

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What? It's October already?

One peach rose--start  15"x11"
Two peach rose--start  15"x11"
Oh my goodness, it's October already and I missed the 30 days of paintings in September with Leslie and all.... well, maybe I could just get started a little late!

I'm okay, been a little busy with some outside business Randy and I have going on, all good, all good.

I'll put some color to these little gems and get them back to you tomorrow... ideally.  : )

PS: If I'm not careful, it'll be time to paint Santa again...hmm, maybe it is time now....

Friday, June 27, 2014

Whose Blues....Okay, maybe...

20"x10" Hand painted print
Okay, maybe purple is more like it. He does have a blue head...
This guy is not quite finished, I need to look at him for a while, but I thought I would post anyway, because.... well, ....   because,  because, it's Friday!!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Standing Guard II" is in charge!

"Standing Guard II"  11"x14" Mixed media on canvas
Here is a kitty that has been watching that mouse house front door a little too long. His eyes are crossed!

This mixed media painting was done with acrylic paints and those water soluble crayons by Caran D'Ache of Switzerland called  Neocolor II. Here is a photo of the box of crayons.
Guess they are called wax pastels...
I get the opportunity to work with children every once in a while and the above painting was started at one of those times. The age group of the kids usually dictates the degree of finish I get to when teaching the painting. The one above is one that I started and the kids were in the 5 to 6 year old group They finished their paintings so fast I did all I could to keep up! So I brought this painting home and it's been sitting around the studio for a little over a year, I think. Yesterday, I was having one of those days that I keep working around the studio cleaning and arranging things instead of starting or finishing a painting. This one called out to me. I forgot to take a photo of the before, but I did play around with the "wax pastels" and this painting is another to add to my Kitty Cat Series! Perfect.

Look what I found to do next! Another painting that I painted with 5 and 6 year olds! Wow, I am a slow painter!!
So this is the before or underpainting.....
Interesting that this is another kitty....  lucky me.   : )

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Wild Rose" -SOLD

  • "Wild Rose"  15"x11"   oil on paper -SOLD
Now, should this be rose painting number 1 or do I continue where I left off in January and let this be rose painting number 16? Myra?

I have another that I did same time as this one. I actually did three paintings in one sitting. I kind of like painting that way, I don't know why.

Okay then, here are the other two!
"Wild Orange Rose"  15"x11" oil on paper
"Orange Kitty"  15"x11" oil on paper
I know weird, two roses and a kitty painting. Who's to question the artists mind? Huh? 

This is kitty painting number... five or six, I need to go back and check.  : )

Have a great day!


Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Tyger 1" aka "Cool Cat" with a "splash" of color

20"x10" Hand painted fine art print. 
20"x10" Charcoal and clear gesso on canvas.
Thanks to all for the ideas and comments. As Hilda suggested, a "splash" of color! I was too chicken to commit it to the original painting, so I made a fine art print (one with pigment inks as opposed to dye inks that will fade) and added acrylic paint to that. Made me think I could do many versions of this Tyger now! Of course, I'll probably move on.....

Tyger nose or martini?
I posted this guy on Facebook and one of my artist buddies Nancy Beck made this comment about the nose/mouth looking like a martini. 

Oh the ideas are just everywhere!!

What next?

Have a great weekend!!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Another one started....

Oh wait! This isn't one started, I started three more! I'm debating if I should leave these as black and whites or add color.... Oh what to do?

Time will tell......

Have a nice Thursday!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A month of rest or not!

20" by 10" canvas with charcoal & clear gesso so far... 
Kitty Cats! Maybe this one looks more like a fox or something....

Last month was the annual Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House and I didn't really have a theme this year and people noticed. I felt bad, it was like they expected to see a series of paintings and I didn't have it. I think they may have been disappointed and I feel I let them down. Oh, I said this year was eclectic, but that was really a cop-out I think.

Well.... Myra, our lovely "Last Cup of Coffee" artist and I have decided to go with a theme and produce a series of paintings! I'm thinking Kitty-Cats, like 25 or 50 of them, then Puppy-Dogs, like 25 or 50 of them and then Roses, like 25 of them and cigar/drink paintings, 25 of them. That would be a nice 100 to 150 wouldn't it. Wow, better be careful, I could get carried away!

Oh Myra, what have we gotten ourselves into this time!!

Have a lovely day all. Oh, I will post the finished version of this Kitty-Cat One soon!

: )      -jM

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This only took me a year....

"Invisible Woman"  Mixed media on canvas   30" x 24"
Wow. I finished this painting last night, it was one of those that just finished itself. I remember starting this painting like a year ago. It was inspired by a book I was either reading or had just finished by Jeanne Ray titled "Calling Invisible Women". It's a humorous book about a woman rediscovering herself. It was an easy read. This morning I found the book and the receipt is still inside (I often use the receipts as bookmark), it is dated April 21, 2013. That's where the "wow" came from to start this post, and now to end it. Wow.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

How did I miss this? -Sold

"D.C. Serenity"  8"x10"  Mixed media on canvas. *Sold
How did I miss posting this painting? Today, I'm working around the studio getting ready for the big open house that we are having next Friday and I'm trying to remember the title to this painting. Well, I'll just look on my blog, right? It wasn't there! I never posted this little gem.

Well, here it is "D.C. Serenity", the D.C. stands for Diamond Crown, that is the cigar band that is on this one.

Hah! I love this time of year!!

Have a great day!