Sunday, June 30, 2013

All studio

Thank you for coming to this blog carnival event! I want to thank Marla Laubisch for inviting me. I met Marla through the Daily Paintworks site. The internet has opened up a whole new world of comaraderie and support for artists such as myself. I hope you have fun taking the tour of our studios. There are about 20 of us.  Now let's get started ....
 So here we are at the outside of my boat, the Nirvana. She is a 50 ft trawler and runs on 2 diesel motors. There are 3 staterooms, 3 heads, a salon, galley, aft deck and flybridge and of course I would need to add a walk-in engine room (for my husband's sake).

 These are our neighbors. The commercial fisherman start at 5 and 6 am taking out their customers. I use them for my alarm clock.
 This is the rear or aft view. Sometimes I turn one of those chairs around and put my feet up with a nice glass of wine. Want to come over?
 Now for the is a picture of a nice clean salon and galley.
 Here is a picture of when I have it all going with my set up.
 A closer view of the set up.  I use a table top easel that I purchased from Utrecht. (I have 3 art stores close by. 2 Dick Blicks and 1 Utrecht.) A re-closable palette is on hand as I use Golden Opens that last me for weeks. I paint a variety of subject matter but usually have pet portrait commissions going on, like Louie here. Gessoed cradled wooden panel has been my preference for surfaces for awhile. I have better control over my paint. I often use my iPad when working from photos. They are so versatile. I also have my coffee on hand...very, very important.
Last but not least, the storage area. I should also mention that the trunk of my car is a well used storage area for packaging material, panels and easels. You have to use what you can, right?

And here we are again to a nice clean galley. It is a marriage saver. Thank you for stopping by. If you would like to see the latest painting I have completed just sign up for an email subscription above my profile, on the right hand side.

Here are the links for the other participating artists ...

Carmen Beecher

Sally Binard

Michael Chamberlain

Taryn Day

Sea Dean

Cathy Engberg

Sharon Graves

Joanne Grant

Jacklyn Karabaich

Marla Laubisch

Jo MacKenzie

Charleen Martin

Cindy Michaud

Linda Nickles

Julie Ford Oliver

Kim Rempel

Johnna Schelling

Carol Schiff

Sarah Sedwick

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Here is my latest commission. He has a brother that is soon to be immortalized as well. Its been a good weekend. Yesterday I got to paint with Tim Horn and some fellow art buddies. It was good seeing Linda Hugues (from Florida) a wonderful painter and internet art friend. Its a reminder how small a world we are in and especially the art world. Jack is a 6x6 acrylic on cradled wood panel.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


I know, its been awhile. This is Mimi. She is a Maine Coon Cat weighing in at almost 20lbs. She is a birthday gift for her Mom. I ask clients to send several photos of their pet so that I can study the nuances and have choices for compositions. As always, I am attracted to light and shadow. That is what caught my eye for this painting. Mimi is a 6x6 acrylic on cradled wood panel. SOLD