Twelve in a Series…so far

  So, here are the 12 completed mixed media pieces in my New Horizons series. I love seeing them all together. Most are 6 x 6 inches, and a few are 5 x 7. It’s been a wonderful experiment in mixed media abstract work, and I am thoroughly enjoying it! The last three of these…

Mixed Media Abstracts

I am still enthralled with mixed media, and this time, I was able to paint on cradled wooden panels…a very fun surface! Time and Distance – 6 x 6 inch cradled wood panel (acrylic, paper, wax varnish) The Space Between – 6 x 6 inch cradled wood panel (acrylic, paper, ink, wax varnish)   The…

The Allure of Abstract

I started the year playing with water lilies and the abstract nature of flowers and reflections on water. I find it interesting, that at the end of the year, after trying my hand at many portraits, landscapes, and colorful still life paintings…it seems appropriate that I am expressing myself in an abstract way again. Getting my…

New Horizons

I’m excited about a new series I started this month…called “New Horizons”. I knew I was ready to try something new…something a little different from my normal paintings. In fact, I’ve been looking at books about abstract art, and art online that is abstract in nature, or using asemic writing. But it wasn’t until I…

Ladies in Gouache

At the end of November, I started another series of portraits…but this time, in gouache paint. I tried to be a little more loose in my brush work, while still maintaining the drama of these fashion portraits. Yes, Matisse is my constant source of inspiration, as I LOVE the drama in his elegant portrait paintings!…

from pencil to painting – a van Gogh portrait

Ever Yours, Vincent  –  11 x 14 acrylic painting on multi-media art board I didn’t start out the day thinking that I would paint a portrait of van Gogh…but I’ve been thinking a lot about his self portraits lately, especially since seeing a few of them at the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam this past…