Portrait of Emilia

Portrait of Emilia – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on Raymar panel Another painting from the Pixelated Portraits online class…love this venturing into laying down color, and leaving it. Knowing what colors to place next to each other, comes from experience, and a lot of playing.  I love her piercing green eyes. She does have…

At the end of this year…

Is it really the end of 2017? Wow! So very hard to believe, isn’t it? November brought some winter illness to our house, so painting was a bit sparse. But towards the end of the month, my energy returned, and I was once again painting.  It’s been a year of excellent online art courses, from…

The Gift of Flowers

It’s no surprise that I love paintings of flowers. I have been a huge admirer of van Gogh’s sunflower paintings, as well as Manet’s still life works, Monet’s bouquets, and Redon’s ethereal blooms. I just don’t seem to paint very many for myself. This year I have been happily consumed with painting faces. But every…

Three Of A Kind

Three of a Kind – 9 x 12 inch acrylic on stretched canvas A story of three sisters, similar yet different. This was an assignment for the Let’s Face It class I have been taking all year long. The assignment was about doing multiple portraits on one substrate, and to try to tell a story…

My Dreams and I

My Dreams and I – 12 x 16 inch acrylic portrait painting on canvas board  She was quite the experiment, this one! Using almost exclusively a palette knife for this one, was a challenge. Those first 15 minutes of trying to wield something other than a brush in my hand was quite something…and I almost…

She’s Only In Dreams

She’s Only In Dreams – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on stretched canvas Yes, I am still exploring color…and some fun expressive mark making for my backgrounds too. You can probably tell, that this portrait is inspired by Frida Kahlo and her style sense…those fascinating eyebrows, and flowers in her hair. She loved to wear…

She Was the Color of the Sea

She Was the Color of the Sea – 9 x 12 inch original acrylic painting on stretched canvas I am experimenting with color again. And enjoying a class called Close Up, by my artist friend, Annie Hamman. It’s been a wonderful class, and it’s focusing primarily on drawing and painting the face, in a more…