Saturday, August 27, 2011


Yes, this is my sock monkey done with Collography.  Thanks Barb and Thanks to Belinda! Now I will try it again and do better.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What a Surprise!

This baby watermelon, about 8" across, was a complete surprise when we opened it.  Yes, we were expecting red!  I bought it from the Amish roadside stand down the road.  Check out the cool design in the melon.  Way Cool.  It was the sweetest watermelon I have ever tasted but it was gone too fast!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summertime..and The Living is Not So Easy

I just realized that some of my latest paintings are very close to the same color.  I really do have lots of other paints.  I wanted to paint something else that was cold so this was it.  I did use a bit of gouache on this one.  I also used my spray bottles on the background.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Storm Over The Tree Farm - My Very First Oil!

After finding a complete oil painting set at a thrift store, I painted this this morning.  I have so much to learn but I found that the things I learned from other medias were very helpful.

Oil is dark down first and watercolor is the opposite so I sort of messed up on that concept.  But, I had fun and it relieved my stress.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cool As a Cucumber!

The produce is coming in and I have cooked zucinni in everything I can think of.  Any suggestions.  Now we have an abundance of cucumbers! I live in a non-air conditioned house so Cool...NOT!  The background of this painting was created by masking off the cucumber with masking tape, Laying down a plastic lace tablecloth, and spraying with a spraybottle I filled with water and Mag Blue watercolor  DS Paint.

Thursday, August 4, 2011




I painted this today and I am almost pleased with it.  It certainly did take my mind off of everything going on in my life.  MY Escape.