Friday, August 28, 2009

Acrylics Art Collage...

I got this image and just had to do something with her. A little coloring with pencil and acrylic paints plus water color acrylic crayons and it got pretty colorful compared to original image. I am not catholic but did have a third cousin that was a nun and she visited us in the 50's with similar style garment. She seemed so content.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Stylized Drawing becomes Portrait Journal cover...

Looks like puppet head. Her lips got to be voluptuous so I guess she won't be a little girl. Kind of mousy looking at this stage.
More color, a neck, but still a little lame brain looking. I am getting the feel of the color pencils and love how they cream together.

I added more shading to bring out autumn browns and tweaked the eyes for a more direct look and put her on the journal cover that I keep all my practice portraits in. Now she seems sophisticated!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Childe Hassam painting...

I love this painting. I am in constant battle with work projects versus clean and neat order of my areas. Even 150 years ago some artists studio can be beautiful and cluttered. I'm not sure if mine looks this colorful but you can see the organization among the clusters of things in every space available. Where are the pieces of paper on the floor and waste baskets at every table that I have? Mine has lots of soda cans and a few cats and dogs thrown in too. I really love the brightness and sun, got to have lots of light!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thank you so so much for all the kind and loving words...

Thank you all for leaving your comments to let me know others feel the same and were thinking of me. A special thanks to my friends Susan, Debbie and my sister Patty for helping me out these past weeks. I hope every one has a great weekend! I am going to paint something!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

One of my babies is gone...

Elliott went purring the whole way. He was so weak from renal failure he could not even hold his head up. I have to say he was the most beautiful Snow Shoe I had seen. Like some Siamese he was a one person cat. This made him very special to me. He was a bit of a bully to my other 3 cats, so they don't miss him as much as Ruby and I do. I have two cats much older but they did not go first. Elliot was adopted from the pound as a kitty and I had his company for 15+ years.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Acrylic on Wood...

I did this guy last year. Let's call him Abner!

WORDLESS Wednesday...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Another journal page...

Sisters are blossoms in the garden of life.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My first Mermaid...

She's not done but now that I have scanned her, she looks short, on the bottom? Maybe when I fill in background I can shade to make it look longer. I really like the fish! I seemed to be bored already with Woodstock. Maybe it is summer, so hot here, I guess I'll clean my house a bit and see if that helps, how do you cope with "Summer Time Blues?"

Saturday, August 1, 2009


This is me in September of 1969. Being 15
I was too young to go to New York for a concert. But old enough to be influenced for life.
Did I say I was a Gemini? I found this photo booth shot in with my stuff. I guess the serious side of me comes through. I think I was 13 or 14.
I have a pea coat on so it has to be winter.

Goofy Freshman! I remember I straightened my hair and it got a bit lighter. I sure had great skin though. I don't post too many pictures of my self but how do you go back in time with out starting with yourself. My mom will like this, although the dark me she won't remember.