From lemons to lemonade

To say that the last seven weeks has been a little stressful, would be an understatement. My father fell and broke his hip, and had to have surgery…and it seemed that life as we knew it, stopped for a while. We spent a lot of time at the rehab facility with him, so that he…

more Spring flowers

Spring Bouquet – 6 x 6 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand Gessobord Spring Flowers – 6 x 6 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand Gessobord Spring Basket – 6 x 6 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand Gessobord  (SOLD, thank you!) So, this is the rest of the May Flowers series. I loved painting them all at the…

Spring Garden

 Spring Garden – 6 x 6 inch acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord (SOLD, thank you!) Yes, Spring is certainly here, and flowers are everywhere! So, it made me happy to bring flowers to life on my easel…especially with these bright and bold colors. I worked on four panels at once, and this is the first one,…

Vienne

  Vienne – 6 x 6 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand Gessobord   This is the last of the portraits, from my painting session last week. This portrait had no photo inspiration. She’s just an impromptu face, that took shape on the easel. I’ve been taking an online course with Judy Wise. I love how…

Lizelle

Lizelle – 6 x 6 inch acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord    (SOLD, thank you!) Another portrait. This one so different than the one I showed you yesterday, yet they were made at the same time. I used a painting by Gustav Klimt as my inspiration for this one. His is quite different, but I loved how he…

Victorine

  Victorine – 6 x 6 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand Gessobord Last week, I had the opportunity to sit at the easel for a short time, and paint. When I am short on time, sometimes my best work comes out…because I am not stressing about details, I am just enjoying the act of painting.…

Sweetheart

Sweetheart – 9 x 12 inch acrylic on professional canvas board I finally finished a painting I started over a month ago. This was a lesson in intuitive painting…which means, we were asked to make a painting, by adding colors and shapes down on the canvas, and then to work with what you “see” on…