Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March 25,2008

Back to Italy in my mind. It is a nice little trip...there is quiet and trees and sun...and wine..and some more wine....and some cute Italian guys...and a vespa...... and a little bit of I am wearing sun glasses and a headscarf and I look like Audrey Hepburn. Oh what fun it would be...

I have to go clean my house now. I am having some really great ideas for paintings..and they are usually coming while I am walking the dog or working out so I have to keep reviewing in my them so I don't forget-but then I forget what I am doing standing in the middle of the kitchen half the time

This is in acrylics on

12 x 16 canvas board. It will be available on ebay at:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March 25, 2008
Tuscany...I have never been, but I have roamed it in my dreams. The colors are so warm there..all golds and reds and the blues are deep, deep,deep....Someday I hope to be smack dab in the middle of this field. I pictue my self like Diane Lane in that movie...but with a husband..and kids....and a hotel room...
I painted this in acrylics on 8x8 canvas board.
It will be available on ebay at:

Saturday, March 22, 2008

March 22, 2008

Easter tomarrow and it is snowing!!!! Our annual out of doors easter egg hunt will have to be indoors......I wish the easter bunny would come visit me. I used to love getting a basket-one easter, the bunny didn't come--we ran into mom and dads room a bit hysterical and mom told us we were the last stop and we had better go back to bed and stay there for a while or he would be afraid to come and deliver........and I STILL believed for years afterward and somewhere inside me I still believe in all that. I honestly have the same excitement the kids do.......the anticipation!!!!!!!

Any old way easter and spring and flowers (does any one else hate white lilies-I call them flowers of death) bring me to this painting today. I walked the dog for an hour and a half in the middle of this so I was very calm and unhurried, just as I felt the woman in the painting was...

This is an 8 x 10 gouache on paper-it will be matted and available on ebay at:

Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21, 2008
Hey everyone -yesterday was spirng!!!! So lovely -warm, sunny, that wonderful fresh spring smell. My thoughts turned to long runs with my dog, planting flowers, sitting outside with my coffee and I drifted off to sleep with a smile on my face. Only to -yes-wake up to five inches of snow and my neighbor snowblowing my driveway (Thanks Todd) So in defiance of this continued and seemingly endless winter I have painted some of my favorite flowers...pansies, in the hopes that I will soon be working from life and not my head and memories...
This is done in gouache(watercolor) on 6 x 6 clayboard. It will be on ebay at:

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 18th, 2008

It is finally here!!! It is spring-I just walked the dog for 45 minutes and it was wonderfully smelly and muddy and wet and puddley-I know that is not a word but that is what it was.

Here is an old school house left in a field. Maybe someday I will be left in a field-if I am I hope somebody paints me.........

I went to the art store yesterday and had a great time and bought some brushes-mine are sooooo bad. I wish I could bring the whole store home with me.

I have the screen door open but two sweaters on and now my nose is cold-guess I am pushing it.

This is in acrylics on 8 x 10 canvas board. It will be available on ebay at

Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 15, 2008

I am so happy doing the sky now. It is just an ever changing wonder and it is free!!!! Every day is a different show, a different color a different mood.

It is Saturday and I have had a great day of cleaning painting and going to Target-where I finally found cowboy sheets for my son-boy, was he happy-he is just getting over pneumonia and every thing that makes him smile is a blessing. It truly is the little things that bless us...a kids smile, a hug , a kind look-it can change our whole day!!!

This is done in acrylics on 8x 10 canvas board. It will be available on ebay at:

Friday, March 14, 2008

March 14, 2008

I love this sky-I love this sky-I could scream it from the roof top-but I won't,cause I have this fear of falling, and small spaces and dead things-well, I could go on but I will stop there.

It is finally warm here and it smells wonderful, Someone should bottle that scent just call it Spring and sell it in the winter .

I have to go paint now as I am falling behind on my goals-

This is done in acrylics on canvas board. It is 12 x 16. It will be available on ebay at:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March 11, 2008
Just finished this little guy for a friend, it is a sort of jump for joy card to celebrate her ad-mad group.
I have fun doing this sort of thing, but hesitate calling it art-why? I created it it is a different style and it makes people smile. Every year I do a christmas card and for the past three I have illustrated christmas stories. It is one of the highlights of my year, I find my face making the faces of the characters in my pictures. I guess reading or drawing I just live out the stories.
It is finally warm here you can smell spring--just makes me happy!!!!! happy!!! Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

March 7,2008
Isn't it amazing what computers can do? I changed this painting to black and white just to see what it would be like-it was really cool. I was impressed with my use of color and shadow..go me!!!
This again seems to convey loneliness and serenity. there is something I am really getting out of painting these field scenes...I am more peaceful. I don't think it is as sad as I used to think. Now I feel like this house is at rest..although I would love to get my hands on it and make it over, make it live again...that's my plan-someday I am going to rescue one of these old houses and it will be mine to love!!!
This is done in acrylic on canvas board it will be available on eBay at:

Thursday, March 6, 2008

March 6, 2008
I love this looks better in person..I however, am looking better in candlelight-ah, age!!! My birthday is coming up in April and this year just flew by me. Alot of great stuff...alot of art which I am greatful for.
I bought a Henry Moore book and am looking forward to reading it, although I am afraid I will want to sculpt. Too many hobbies can make a girl many ideas running around in my head!!!!!!! I have to go pick up kids or I would paint more-here is the secret of life do what you love and don't obsess about it. That is why I just spent three hours in bliss.....
This is done in acrylic on 8x 10 canvas board. It will be available on ebay at:

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March 6th, 2008
It is so hard to type when your dog has dragged you through the front door and you slam you finger in it. Feel sorry for me!! Ouch!! I am so lucky that I get to do what I love..days pass in a dream when I paint-I kinda forget where I am and sometimes I listen to books on tape so I am more lost in a dreamworld than usual. Just when I think I can't paint things come together, or I get this oh, just do it feeling and it flows. Anyway I wanted to do a rooster-who knows why-and he was fun. I want to do all sorts of chickens now....
. When my daughter was little and we would go to antique stores we would tell her to count all the chickens to keep her occupied (or was that me?) You would be surprised at the number of chickens-all sorts-in these stores. Go -count some chickens in an antique store -it is good for the soul!!
This is 8 x 10 in gouache on watercolor paper and will be available on ebay at:

Monday, March 3, 2008

March 3, 2008

Hey-I have been thinking and this painting a day thing is hard. I think that if you have two kids,a husband, a dog, a house to deal with and auditions and jobs it is a HUGE thing to get out a painting-plus make it reasonably good. I just finished one today that I am shoving in the back of the closet-the good thing is I didn't give up and I learned a few things-the bad thing is I wouldn't give it to my blind grandma-not that my grandma was blind but she did have a pair of those horned- rimmed glasses that were ALL the rage back then. It went well with her perm and sagging you know whats.........but ya know ,despite all that she still thought of herself as the most beautiful girl in the village. I think she should bless me with some of that confidence!!!!

This painting is 5 x 7 in acrylic on canvas board. It is available on ebay at