Saturday, July 28, 2012


This is another recent commission; 6x6 acrylic on cradled wooden panel. Rocky is part of an extended family. He is #3 and I will soon have 2 more to paint. It is really nice when people like your work and are repeat customers! Thank you! Thank you! I am sending this one off in one of the new floating frames I just ordered.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

And all that Jazz . . .

I know it's corny using catch phrases but I wanted to post a couple of images that entailed more than my painting of Jazz. First, this is a 6x6 acrylic on Aquabord. I have it in a 6x6 frame that I just got from They make affordable floater frames in natural and black. I think you could easily stain or paint the natural wood. I am happy with the quality.

 Kira Bigda has been posting on her use of Aquabord, so I gave it a try. The surface is absorbent and it is easy to blend and glaze. I plan on doing more paintings with it.

Second, these are my new business cards from I love their quality.I like ordering from them because you can upload a a variety of images. I think its a good way to show other people examples of your work. I chose the rounded corners. They have a nice feel to them.  I honestly don't mean to be advertising but I wanted to share my new toys!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Little Peep

Jeanne is a lovely woman who has a big heart for animals. She is also one of my best clients. This is a portrait of the little bird she rescued sometime ago and has been a new member of her family ever since. 5x5 acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Delta View

Yesterday I went with my friend Sylvie to a public garden to paint plien air What does this scene have to do with my outing?  My plien air experience was a good learning session that turned into a "wiper". I decided to participate in the DPW weekly challenge and unlike yesterday, I am happier with the outcome. This is a 6x6 acrylic on claybord. SOLD

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Bird

"Skittles" was my reluctant model for this 6x6 acrylic on claybord. I used sandpaper and scraping to get different effects.