Fall Favorites

Dreamer – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on Raymar panel (Available in my Etsy shop) Such a peaceful girl, with such a wild background…a crazy combination, I know. But she was so fun to work on, and I just LOVE her little quote…something to remember. On the Verge – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on…

September Portraits

This summer has been a FULL one, and there has been lots of art making around here. More drawing than painting in the last few weeks though. I have finished up two more painted portraits, and you will see a bit of abstract qualities to them. I am concentrating on my year’s goal, to really…

New Summer Portraits

I’ve been painting like crazy this summer, at every opportunity. Going to the museums in Vienna this past February, really set me on a path to see where I could go with my art. You will notice I have a fascination with hands lately.  Combined with the lessons on Let’s Face It 2018 online class,…

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…