Monday, October 22, 2018


watercolor and int watercolor pencil on rough wc paper

Monday, August 27, 2018

Being of the young minded group of those in their late 70's I guess, I am a little sensitive of the characture of those my age when so many of us are so not the little old ladies depicted. As directed in an interenet group "Ladies with Character", I drew my faces and then studied them for a while to see what their activity would be. Hence "Mother and Daughter all decked out to go out for a good time together." ( the joy of a daughter in her 50's and a mother in her 70's being together...sand and

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Summer time here and my gardens are full of rabbits I did a class prompt from From Pia

paint your heart and soul 2018  but deviated somewhat. I so liked the effect of the background as it stood alone . Lookng at it I thought of any entry to a garden so I decided to do the garden rabbit on a separate board outside the gardn . I have paired the two. This was a relaxing fun project

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

3 Klimt inspired art pieces
Darla Deiparine
My first a charcoal
The second pencils,pens and chalk

lastly my 3rd was done incorporating the many eras of Klimt's diverse art periods. Erotism (nude girl), trees, cottages,buildings,(landscapes combining water, vegetation and buildings) cottage gardens,forest pictures with,design elements, some cubism and blending of woman and floral
ornamention. He used a lighter hand and he looked at landscape as if it was a women. I used acrylic for this.on a 10x10 square canvas ( Kimt likied to use a square canvas -an atmosphere of peace he said.) I found he and I are alike in that we both like to do female studies.  I couldn't fit the water element in to the scene but I have imaged she has come out of the lake with her towel around her shoulders drying off :):)

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Studing  master artist Klimt who did the golden lady Here is my golden lady (collage, acrylic paint and gold pens) Ivy Newport's class

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

the dragon and the phoinex (yang and yin)

3 inspirations from PYHAS 2018 week 25 26 27 background acrylic inks and fluid acrylic (Tina Berendsoh) lesson but didn't feel like doing collage so I-looked at what appeared and I saw right away a dragon and then the phoenix (according to lore the perfect couple) I outlined one in black and one in white. Thinking of Katrinia Koltes lesson I had the dragon. Rather than a photo I added myself as the painter (stencil stamped and overcoated with pen. I also was thiniking of Mystele 's comment "the finished product is not the heart of Art-it is the proce

ss and learning.. I also could add watching what appears.