Self Portrait

  It’s been quite a month! There’s been a family emergency, and so art has been given the back seat for now. Last week, I was able to sit at a tray table in the evening, and pull my gouache paints out for a little while. I worked on one of the assignments for my online…

Chagall inspired

I have always painted pictures where human love floods my colors. ~Marc Chagall     Studying under another master this past month, Marc Chagall. It took me a while to warm up to his work…it wasn’t until I started painting myself, that I could understand that his dream like, symbolism art, really did tell a…

Vincent

It’s been a month and a half since our trip to Amsterdam. The driving force behind this trip to The Netherlands, was to see The van Gogh Museum. I was NOT disappointed. “Vincent” is an original acrylic painting on 9 x 12 inch heavyweight Mixed Media paper. This is the first painting I started after…

The Vintage Beauty

I am inspired by Henry Clive again, as you can see. I love this dramatic look, and had such a wonderful time painting his style, with my style. Of course, I am not as detail oriented as he was…you will notice the earrings on his model are so much more ornate than mine, as well…

Blue Moon

  Blue Moon – 9 x 12 acrylic painting on mixed media paper   I am inspired by the illustrator, Henry Clive, this month. His lovely paintings of actresses and dancers, graced the covers of Smart Set and Picture Play magazines in the 1920s.  I’ve always loved the fashion of the roaring twenties, so it…

A Reflection of Hopper

  A Reflection of Hopper – 9 x 12 acrylic painting on mixed media paper Inspired by the painting “The Automat” by Edward Hopper This is a bit of a departure for me, from my usual portrait paintings. While studying the work of Edward Hopper, I decided I wanted to try my hand at one of his…

The Flower Seller

The Flower Seller – 11 x 14 inch mixed media painting on smooth Bristol paper   Sometimes paintings come very quickly…sometimes they take a lot of work. This one, took some time to get it JUST right! Here are some of my process photos…  It’s interesting for me to see where I started from, and how…