The Old Homestead

With all the portraits I have painted lately, I started wondering if I COULD actually go back to painting a landscape. I CAN…and I did! The Old Homestead – is a 9 x 12 inch acrylic painting on canvas board. My inspiration for this painting came from a Google Maps street view, of the island…

more ladies in gouache

I am trying out some new gouache paints that arrived this week. I am loving the feel and the look of Holbein gouache…the colors are intense, and they blend and layer so nicely! Alexandra – 4 x 6 inch painting on watercolor paper I have been a fan of J.D. Fergusson’s painted portraits and his…

portraits a plenty

I’ve been fascinated by portraits…still. I can’t seem to get enough of them. I used to draw sketches of women from Vogue magazines when I was very young, and now, decades later, I still enjoy the art of the portrait. The only difference is now I have graduated to painting them… but it is still…

Je T’aime

It all started with an idea…a present for a milestone anniversary… I put my ideas to paper, using my own memories of this beautiful place, as well as vintage posters and postcards of Paris as my inspiration. I decided on this view…a romantic scene, for a young couple in love. I wanted to make it…

gouache + fashionable ladies = painted portraits

I am still enjoying the art of Kees Van Dongen and his fashionable beauties inspire me to create my own! I’ve been doing a lot of research on early 1900s fashion, and advertising…because I love the frills of the day…especially THE HATS! I am enjoying my gouache paints too. All of these little beauties are…