Thursday, November 20, 2008

I started this last night at Noel Robbins' studio. It's a mishmash of photos from two different tropical storm events, Fay and Ike. The canvas is 30x40, which is a lot of area to cover with oil paint. I started with painting in the drawing, but have been doing all the blocking in with a palette knife. I just find it an easier tool to use when covering large areas. The figure on the left has to be reworked...he's like a mini man. Not a problem; I'm still blocking in.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Another challenge from Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks. I enjoyed it so much that I couldn't just make it an exercise, so it's a full fledged painting 16x20 oil on canvas and up on my gallery site at

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I finished this last night at studio time. It's 18x24 done in oil on canvas with a palette knife. The tools are getting easier to use with each painting. Notice I didn't say easy.

This is my handsome hubby, by the way. Still the athletic stud at 52. It was a lot of fun to be able to document his prowess on a slalom ski.

What to paint next? People keep sending me photos which I'm sure they're hoping will be an inspiration for a painting. I sure appreciate their generosity. Plus, they take some damned good pictures! I am blessed.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Done, done, done, done, DOOOONNNNNEEEE!!!

Signed it and painted the sides a nice burnt sienna. Now, I just have to wait a couple of days for it to dry some more and I can put a retouch varnish on it. Then, wire it, wrap it up and drive it to my brother's new house in Grand Prairie and we're set. Big sigh.