Thursday, June 20, 2019

"Cigar and Scotch June 20"

 14"x18" mixed media on deep canvas
The one below was close to finished and needed to rest! Or maybe it was... I needed to rest...
June 9, 2019

14" x 18" mixed media on canvas in progress
I have been working on this painting for a couple months now and I feel like I've finally gotten it.... I think.

This 14x18 has been sitting in the unfinished pile in my studio for about two years and it was time for this one to get finished! There are a lot of layers and some of the layers I just had to get over the fear of messing up something that I liked or wanted to save. Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind ( or is it wine, 😅) and just do it!

Thanks Myra, for the nudge!


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Flying Saucer Revisited!

Flying Saucer Revisited  Acrylic on canvas  6" x 8"
Tonight I was working around the studio and I glanced at this painting and decided the background needed to be lighten up.
This is a painting from the coffee cup series I did in 2012!

Click here for the post from April 2012 and this is the picture of the original painting!
Flying Saucer Original from April 2012
Wow, even my phone camera today takes better photo's than back in 2012! Wow.

I wonder what other paintings I can change!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Avocado I

"Avocado I"  mixed media on canvas  8" x 10"
Yesterday was April Fool's Day, I thought this painting was fooling with me because it seemed like the colors were off or dull or something crazy. I just kept at it then I called for help and help helped!
I put the painting in different light (better light) and then... I took off my glasses! My glasses! My new glasses have a really strong grey tint and that was affecting the way I saw the color in the painting!
Wow, little things.... or little details. Remember smiling will make you feel good!


Friday, March 29, 2019

Avocado in the Sun

Avocado in the Sun mixed media on itty bitty canvas (3"x2.5")
Guacamole time!! Make sure you pick a few good avocados to make your amazing dip for the March Madness basketball game parties or maybe just a weekend celebration party! Yayayayay Friday!

I have a lot... like 50 or so itty bitty canvases, so I'm going to try to get them all painted before the end of April 2019. Wish me luck!


Monday, March 25, 2019

Arizona Coffee

"Arizona Coffee, mixed media on canvas, 2.5"x3" (itty bitty)
Here is a wonky cup that looks like it's sitting on the Arizona red dirt or is it sand out there?

I'm working on a few really small pieces to get ready for the annual art show at the Stutz building where I have my studio. I'll put magnetic strips on the backs so the collector can put this little ditty on the refrigerator or something that will take a magnet!

Here is a photo of the others that I started last Thursday and will eventually get finished.... see the coffee cup in there? And the moon or sun or the orb in all of them...
Talk to you later! Cheers!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Hmmm.... new direction... new theme...

"Them Flowers" mixed media on paper 9"x8"
Well, what do you think Myra? New direction with the white flowers or... just a new direction! Thought I would post to keep this blog active!
Getting ready for the Spring show at the Stutz... more to come!