Fashionable, French, Feminine

I usually paint on smooth Bristol paper, or canvas. But, I had heard about these artist painting panels, and decided to order a few Ampersand Gessobords to try out this month. I decided to paint on all three at the same time. I had a LOVELY time painting in the evening. These boards are a…

Isabella

“Isabella” – 12 x 16 inch mixed media on stretched canvas This is painting that actually started in 2009, if you can believe that! It has evolved into the painting you see now… a more finished piece, with a portrait that I now love. One of my favorite mixed media painting teachers, Misty Mawn, encourages…

five new portraits

Maybe this blog post title should be “a blonde and four redheads” because you will see a pattern emerging as the portraits go along… “Hannah” is an 11 x 14 inch acrylic portrait on smooth Bristol paper. I am trying out new styles here, trying to get a bit looser in my brush strokes. This…

summer flowers

My sunflowers are JUST now starting to bloom!  And I am excited to paint them “posing” for me.  I amped up the color a bit, to really let them shine! Sunflower in July #1 – 8 x 8 inch acrylic on artist board Sunflower in July #2 – 8 x 8 inch acrylic on artist…

portraits, peacock, and a summer bouquet

Summer is officially here. It’s one of my most prolific painting times…I seem to retreat into the cool art room inside, when the heat gets too much for me to handle outside.  I decided to rework a painting I started a few years ago, adding another layer of acrylic over the top of an older…