Wednesday, December 31, 2014

French Bulldog

I am waiting for the first isolation coat to dry on a recent painting...a great opportunity to grab a mark-maker, in this instance a ball point pen, and sketch away.

One of my favorite subjects - dogs :-)

This little guy:

"Smiling French Bulldog"

These dogs are rare in my neighborhood; there are more Goldens, labs, and even great Danes living here than any variety of bulldog.  However, my Golden, Remy, and I saw this sweetie at the local pet food store.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter white

Single-digit temperatures for quite a few days now.  Looking out the window... snow caps on the leaf-less shrubs.  Are the birds okay?  I hope they are keeping warm.

Perhaps these thoughts prompted me to paint a warm-weather scene with plenty of color :-)


Friday, December 19, 2014

A Perk of Flower Crazy and a Thank You

I love doing class assignments as they provide specific focus and prescribed boundaries.  Each assignment is an opportunity to use new materials and techniques or to further explore seemingly familiar ones.  I have taken away something positive every time.

"Flower Crazy" (online class from Carla) was fun and full of play and color.  I loved making several mixed media canvases and boards.  One of the assignments yielded this:

"Flower Swirls in Pink and Yellow"

And the perk?  Recently someone liked it and purchased it :-)  I appreciate everyone who supports art and artists by attending events, spreading the word and buying art.

I am fortunate to have some paintings and prints at Studio Three in Fort Collins, CO.  Meeting and chatting with people at the Holiday Open House a few weeks ago was a pleasure.  Thank you so much Evelina - Studio Three owner and incredibly supportive friend.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Scandalous - Word Art

I love writing on black paper.  With the variety of gels, paints, inks available in pens and markers well, I find doodling irresistible.  So here is the word:

Fun stuff :-)