Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Went to the Kimbal Muesum Fort Worth Texas Dec 1 2013 and Picasso and Cubism special display. I also was trying the medium of charcoal for the first time. I drew my hubby and I in charcoal in cubism form.

Monday, October 28, 2013

playing with this acrylic and glaze painting --this is the time in painting which is referred to as the awkward stage which is as it passess from start to finish
a few little paint and ink jots of thoughts and visuals
saw an abstract demonstration on Trodden Path decided to try one too

Thursday, October 24, 2013

my first attempts at Impressionistic painting
Last Winter The Milwaukee Art Museum had a show on Impressionism and after seeing it I found at the Naples Saturday Market a large book on Impressionism selling for 2 bucks (a steal!) I love the work of the early masters of Impressionism. I have a girlfriend who was interested in learning acrylic painting and impressionism so she spurted my interest in trying it myself. I went on the internet and found various sites and museum tours high lighting Impressionism. Here are a few examples of my first attempts in Impressionism

Monday, October 21, 2013

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I was in Petaluma CA at Art is You for 5 days I took 4 workshops 2 of which the work is completed. Karen O'Brien taught a class "Inky Folk" in which we worked with texturizing, acrylic inks on watercolor paper. We did a painting with Acrylic Inks and then looked at them to find images . I found a Geisha Owl and made her the star of the art piece. Andrea deMeng taught a class on visual narratives and cohesive composition using collage, acrylic painting and images to make separate but yet integrated art forms which would tell a story such as a scroll does. The piece is on canvas 5'x12" I have both pictured here

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

mixed media papers, buttons, acrylic paint

I did some painting in my daughter Pat's studio
I learned acrylic textured techniques and did a
old town scene.
I also collaged some papers and practiced portrait
facial painting

on side black on bottom

I tested acrylic inks to see what they do
upside down

Monday, July 22, 2013

21 Secrets artworkshop

I joined a wonderful group of artist  " 21Secrets " see link http://bit.ly/10idrlg  they are having a huge sale  Christmas in July party

Friday, June 21, 2013

new days

enthralled with the blessing of a new day
I have been feeling the blessings of new days, simplicity and growth --watercolor pencil expression of
finding sacredness in the garden

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Our Spring weather has been cold and full of rain. I have been doing artwork when I can not be gardening or on the golf course...making lemonade out of lemons  I have added about 5 pages to my blog you will need to keep scrolling down  and go to about 5 older posts to see it all.
Some artist have a gallery with wine and cheese --I guess this blog is my gallery party--inviting you to see my work:)
learning techniques and drawing-  becoming an artist is a matter of practice; it has been said an artist learns the most from the art she is not satisfied with..  sharing my journey

pencil sketches an artist learns the most from the art she does in learning


more watercolor fun