Thursday, July 26, 2012


this is a practice in abstraction
Sometimes I play.....

Other times I become more serious and do some work that is deep in thought and meditation.
"A Moment in Time"
What I mean by that is; the act of painting a simple feeling.  I keep a thought or mood in my mind and let it happen on the canvas.

   The way I approach this sometimes is by working over a previously painted canvas.  Both painting shown here are on the same canvas, the still-life is the latest and final version.  Working on a canvas that already has structure and color, adds freedom to explore, and experiment.  And there are touches of each work still present.  Keeping a small section peeking out from the old to the new.  And texture, lots of texture, each work builds into the next.
   Just wanted to share another look into how I paint.

the final work in complete and now on my website.

Art Prints

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sharing a Memory


Set up outside starting painting, raw canvas clipped over a 2 x 4 foot wood board.

The last few good flowers 

   I am sharing a personal story today.  About a week ago my wonderful greyhound Maggie passed away.  She was a retired racing greyhound we adopted when she was finished racing.  Maggie was a sweet and wonderful pet.  We lost her to a stroke.
The day she passed away I had to work third shift at the hospital, and needless to say it was a long sad night for me.  In the morning when I was headed home I was in tears because I knew it would be the first day in a long time that I would not be greeted at the door with a happy dog waiting.  When I got home I opened the door and on a table waiting for me was a jar full of carnations and chocolates, my husband had set it up so I would still come home to a welcome feeling, he is a very thoughtful man and I really appreciated it.
   Today the week flowers were wilting, a few blooms still hanging in there.  I separated the good ones and set up my canvas and paints outside.  Spent the day painting what I call
“Memories”.  Thought I would share the out come, a 4 foot by 2 foot still life.