Saturday, April 27, 2013

Painting again

Hi there,  just trying to do a blog.  Haven't got a picture to work.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mary Ann's Artwork & Show

  Hi Everyone!  This is Mary Ann's painting that I am posting for her because she is busy getting ready for her show next month and hasn't not figured out how to create a post.  In fact I'm not sure she has been able to sign in a second time.  Any ways the details of her show are listed on my blog and lucky her I had about 50 hits already this week so hopefully some of the folks are from NJ and can get to her show.  She'll be listed first until Monday when I start posting some of my new work.  To see detail go to my blog...


Friday, March 15, 2013

My Sexy New Black Male!

Ho!  Remember Boo boo kitty in Texas?  Well this isn't him.  This is Paco from the Grand Cayman's.  Yes that's right, I am just back from my winter trip to the islands - loved it - and I came across this sexy little fella who will eventually show up in some oil paintings just like Boo has.  Soon to be posted on my blog are paintings of Boo boo kitty.  Hope you all are having a great time (:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Trying Something New

This is a scratchboard, a clay covered hard board with a layer of black ink.  When you scratch with a sharp tool you make a white mark. This is something I teach my high school art students every year, but I have never completed a scratchboard myself.  So. . . . .  finally I admitted this to my students.  They challenged me and gave ME a due date.  Mine was late but at least I finished.  I like to draw, so it was a fun project. If anyone is interested in instructions for scratchboard visit my blog (  I posted some instructions for friends and students.
Ste. Genevieve, MO
Scratchboard 8" x 10"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Weekly Challenge

Hey everyone Carol finally posted the weekly challenge of painting a woman bathing.  Remember that picture of me in Texas?
Hi, everyone.

I am finally painting again.  All of Carol's instructions are still in my head.  I have had a lot of fun in the studio the past few days.  Working on an entry for Oil Painters of America salon show that will be in held in a near by town.  Hard to believe that a painting of my would get in, but  I will try.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Car Show

The Car Show
8" x 10"
Oil on Panel

I love painting old cars and trucks.  This is a 1949 Ford V8 Deluxe, in case you're wondering.  I think every car should be red!  I used a mixture of Cad Red Medium and Permanent Rose.  I always have trouble with the shadows on the reds, trying to keep them from looking too brown or too purple. This one was hard - but fun.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Le Geck Se Cache

Hi!  I hope everyone's 2013 has started out better than mine!  No really, painting is going well but work is stressfull and in double measure as I have had to refrain from dancing this year due to pain in my back and left hip.  Bummer I know & pun intended!

I also wanted to keep you all up to date on the events at the Daily Painters site since I have passed the two month marker, and there are none.  I have been painting religiously and posting anywhere from 3-5 pieces a week (not all the 6 x 6's since I have so much art that I wanted to have a little bit in the gallery so people could get a feel for my style so I added older sold works).  Any way, nothing has sold (via the site - I sold a piece myself though).  The most popular piece is pictured here.  Over 50 views but no bites.  About 500 hits to my blog year to date, of which I am not sure which were directed from the daily painters and which were from the S&CO.  If I had to guess I'd say 30 / 70 dpw/s&co (so more directed to it by me & my work circle).  I'm sure I signed up at just about the worst time of year (November with everyone shopping for the holidays) so am confident things will improve eventually......

I continue to produce about 4 paintings a week.  I am on a roll with my photos of boo boo kitty from Texas & can't thank Sally enough for spotting her on the bird bath.  I got some amazing photos and I like some of the pieces I am turning out too - not all 6 x 6's.  I do find that size annoying after a while and I want to paint a bit bigger.  Then I will go back to it for the discipline in seeing and I like change.  I will post a boo boo kitty painting as soon as I take a few photos of them and edit.

Mmwa!  to you all & have the best Saturday ever!  I wish everyone would sign on.  We only got about the 1/2 class participating.  Perhaps it's intimidating and we'll have to go over that next year in class.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


"Orange, orange, fork, fork"
9" x 12"

I finally finished this piece that I barely got started on in Carole's class.  I kept putting this one off because of all of the stripes.  And it actually wasn't as hard as I anticipated.  I may work on it some more.  I need to look at it for a while and let my head clear.  I think the forks need some work - a few slashes of paint here and there.