Bella Dreaming

We had a wonderful week of learning about Marc Chagall in my Let’s Face It 2018 class. Ivy Newport gave us a nice review of Chagall’s life and art, and some lessons on how to paint while being influenced by his style.  I went and did some research on my own, trying to decide how…

Un Ami d’Henri

I am working in the style of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec this month, for a lesson in Let’s Face It class. I love his use of bold chunks of color, whether he was using pastels or oil paints. I studied a few of my favorites of his, and then went to work, creating something that was inspired…

Portrait of Tasha

Portrait of Tasha – 9 x 12 inch mixed media on stretched canvas I am enjoying collage again, which is something I used to do years ago. In this painting, I combined the flowers, which are from paper napkins, with acrylic paint and the young woman’s portrait. I love using unexpected things in my art.…

Portrait of Suzanne

During our Let’s Face It 2018 online class this year, we are learning about artists of the past, that made an impact on art history. Ferdinand Hodler was a Swiss artist, and I actually came across his work several years ago, and I loved his style. Lots of  patchwork colors in his portraits and landscapes…I…

The Beauty of Art Nouveau

The Beauty of Art Nouveau – 11 x 14 inch acrylic portrait on stretched canvas I know it has been a while since I have posted any new art, but I have been busy painting, and loving every minute of it! A few weeks ago, we were studying the art of Alphonse Mucha in our…

Cambria Flowers

Cambria Flowers – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on Raymar professional art panel (Reserved) I had such a lovely time painting at the ocean. These flowers were inspired by the gorgeous still life paintings of Louis Valtat. Have you ever seen his work? It is amazing. With his paintings in mind, I wanted to paint…

Flowers and Faces

It’s been a very full month of painting, at every opportunity! From bouquets to portraits, I have been mixing it up a little. And a couple of these, were painted while I was on vacation near the ocean. Nothing like fresh sea air to inspire me! There are influences here of all kinds, from artists…