Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Trois Cerises"

This was a fun little painting... that bad boy in the middle kept rolling over, so I left him that way! It's almost like he is taking a bow.

4"x 4" acrylic on gessoed fiberboard

Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Wild Violets"

My favorite little flower! 

4" x 4" acrylic on gessoed fiberboard       nfs  

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Nightshade Jewels

I know, everyone paints tomatoes, but these were so red!  I painted this in the van, er, mobile studio, while waiting for my dancers.  The only light I had was the from the glow of the computer screen (my mater foto), and 2 little book lights on my cardboard easel!  Oh... another book light on the palette!   Hmmm....maybe I should always paint in the van by book light!

6" x 6" acrylic on gessoed fiberboard  

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Summer Snowflakes"

These tiny little "snowflakes" are about the only snow we see here in Louisiana.  My sweet daugher took lovely photos of them in our back yard, remnants of her great-grandmother who lived here so many years ago!   They just seem to dance under the trees!

4"x4" acrylic on wood panel     Sold

Saturday, March 5, 2011


I originally started this pastel as a study using pastel pencils on Wallis sanded pastel paper.  My plan was to work in my mobile studio,(my 12 passenger van with a bench removed for my supplies), while I waited on 2 of my daughters in dance class.  It's an hour and a half drive to get them there, and not a lot for me to do in the city at that time of day.  At least nothing that doesn't involve spending money.  So... pastel pencils seemed like a great idea.  When I had finished the sketch, I tapped the back as usual, to remove loose pastel!  Horror struck as right before my eyes the drawing slid off the paper and onto the ground!
There was just a ghost of a sketch left!  My regular pastels are staying nicely on the Wallis ground, and I am finding that I really like this paper.

10"x10" pastel on Wallis       Sold

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Aqua Mug

This weeks Daily Paintworks challenge, one color per stroke.  This was so hard for me! I like the background okay, but the mug is a bit overworked I think.  I'm going to try again. Check out all these entries,
6"x6", acrylic on fiberboard