Tuesday, August 31, 2010

From One Extreme to the Other

This is my most recent ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5" its watercolor on paper.

And this is my most recent full size work - its 22 x 28"

Its currently in a show at the MD Garage in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I enjoy painting both the big and the small!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Matt


This is a painting I did of my grandson Lucas on his third birthday. I painted it as gift for my son Matt for HIS birthday yesterday.  I used photo refs of Lucas at his pirate themed birthday party last fall. Is painted on canvas 11x14  I find portraits a real challenge and struggle with flesh tones but when it looks right it is so rewarding!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sketch Books

I have two or three sketch books lying about and lots of loose paper with snippets of ideas and compositions laid out. So when I first heard of the Sketchbook Project  from Karen Koch I knew I had to try it. I've been involved in other national and international art exchanges including the Bakers Dozen collage swap but the idea of keeping one book with a purpose and a timeline attached intrigued me. I chose "I'm sorry that I forgot you" as my theme and  paid out my $25 for a moleskin sketch book.
Read all about the project here   And get ready Brooklyn, NY ,Austin, TX , San Francisco, CA, Portland, ME, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL  I'll be there soon... Eiyahahahhhaaa!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Slow Boat to China

This is a new ACEO that I just listed on eBay.  I've been painting this week and have come up with some new cards.

"Green Onions" is another new ACEO
 and "Heading Home".....

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lillies for Lily

This is a mixed media piece I did for my granddaughter who will be one this week. The canvas is 12 x 24 and most of the image is painted. I collaged colored tissue in places, used raffia for the bow and stamped the letters on. I think she likes it!