Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trying a Portrait-Lexi

This was done in sepia as a first attempt. Now, I will paint it in color and hopefully better. If you know who this is, then I did okay.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Coastal Showers

This is a painting I did today with the help of Peter Obrian from Art Academy live. Peter was generous enough to send the the original drawing which I worked from. I will do it again and hopefully not make the mistakes I see now that it's done. Thanks Peter.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

PostCards From The Pumpkin Patch

These are 4 x 6 Paintings mounted on Greeting Card Stock with envelopes. They are for sale for $6.00 ea..

The life of a Red Hatter

I'm just back from The Red Hat Convention in Laughlin, NV. I'm exhausted but I had a good time. From left to right this is me, JoAnna and Erin.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rocks and Rivers

These paintings are ones I did today for my attempt at Rocks and Rivers and Granulation.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Week - Exhaustion has set in!

Monday bowling and out to lunch with K and N, Tuesday PAN with my friends, Wednesday Bunco and birthday party with more friends, Thursday Red Hat Party, Friday Birthday luncheon with even more friends (some of these Friends overlap). Now it's Saturday and I am going to paint! Thanks to all my friends I had a great week full of fun and food.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Pear and Pair of pairs

I am practicing glazing on these pears. I think the 2 pears need more paint!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

She sells Seashells...

I painted this for my monthly challenge for WCW. I think I see changes that need to be made.

My Commission is finished!

My commission is finished! I have learned so much doing this painting. !. You can never plan too much. Glazing is the key to value for me. If other tell me that it's good, believe them.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Desert Iris

This painting involved painting, spraying & dripping. I sprayed yellow and red to make the orange.

Red Hat Cake

Here it is, The Cake! It tasted better than it looked.

What a Week!

This week is almost over. Some of it was nerve wracking and some was a lot of fun. Monday we layed low and rested. Tuesday was Jim's surgery and it went very well. He was calmer than I was. PJ sat with me while the surgery was going on. Thank you PJ! I brought Jim home that afternoon. Wednesday I stayed with Jim. Thursday was Erins birthday and we had a party at the Claimjumper. Then we went to play cards at Mary Ann's clubhouse. I love hand and foot. Friday was the Red Hat Party at Marian's house. I made a hat cake which fell over in the car but it tasted good. We swam in her pool, eat a wonderful lunch and played Spoons. Great party Marian aand Nikki! Tonight Jim and I are subbing at Cafe and I am taking Spanokapita sp? Today I bake and rest. Who say's that retirement is boring? I am having the best time of my life with the best friends I have ever had!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fire and Ice

...and who say's that Las Vegas isn't beautiful! Just HOT! 115 today.

Ice and Fire

Not my best but interesting

Midwestern Farm

Today this just rolled off of my palette

Monday, June 8, 2009

My Muse Has Left The building

I would love to show a painting right now but I can't seem to paint anything worth showing. I'm having an artist block! Too much going' on in my head. Surgery in 2 days...I'm nervous...I am so grateful that my friends PJ and Marian are going to sit with Jim while I'm in the op room. My painting is waiting for me and I have ideas that I want to paint. That's what I will do as I get better.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Jim's Jewelry

This is what Jim has been up to! I have listed everything on Ebay and we will see how it goes. Our EBay address is:

Monday, March 30, 2009

Palms Springs Great Adventure

Here are my friends from Red Hatters. I had a wonderful time and now I am off to bowling.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Winged Things

Ahhhh Spring? The trees are in blossum in Las Vegas and my allergies are terrible! I would rather sneeze than not have spring! My painting is for a challenge to paint anything with wings and here is my robin. I have been watching my snippets on Art Academy Live and I have tried some techniques here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


This painting was painted by using bubble wrap on wet paint for the background. I love the colors. This one I may frame!

Ken's Rooster

This is a painting I did of my brother-in-law's rooster. Ken lives in the Dominican Republic and has built his home on a bluff overlooking the ocean. The painting was done using everything I had in my painting supply arsenal.