Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Little Sunlight on the Subject

I decided to go outside on this beautiful morning and get some shots of my painting in the sunlight. Finally! It shows the true colors. I'm so happy with this painting! :-)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Green II

I'm posting two images of this painting, because one shows the light colors better, and the second one shows the true colors of the greens better. :) This painting was inspired by the colors and brush strokes of a much, much smaller painting of mine called "Green" and I am thrilled with how beautiful it came out.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Getting Closer

I'm getting closer to finishing my current commission. More to go, but I hope to be varnishing very soon. I'm loving the layers and mixes of color. (There is a lot more yellow/warm tone to the actual painting than this image shows.)

Also, this Sunday is Austin Museum Day. Free admission to over 30 museums around town! You can find more information on it at:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Building color

I'm moving right along, building more layers of color on the painting. I have many more layers to go, but it is already looking beautiful! :-)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Adding a little color

In my last post, I mentioned that I was working on a commissioned painting. I've finished laying down the underpainting and now I am beginning to add layers of color over it. In my original painting, the one called "Green" which is the inspiration for this work, I started with a magenta background so I decided to do the same for this large piece.


I like the energy that Magenta brings to it. Magenta represents universal love and harmony and just so happens to be the perfect color compliment for the greens I am painting with. There will of course be no magenta in the final painting, except for little bits peeking out here and there, like in the original. :-)


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Commission!

I received a new commission for a large painting last night. I can't wait to get started on it. There's nothing like a blank canvas to get me excited with possibilities. :-)

-AND ... check out my new huge brushes. They are so cool. The biggest one is an 8 inch brush. I love it!

I also did my very first pastel portrait last night. I have a lot to learn but I was pretty pleased with the result.

Have a great rest of the week everyone!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cheerful Part Two

I have several changes and adjustments to make, but it's coming along! :-)

Friday, September 2, 2011


I belong to a little Facebook art challenge group, and this month the theme is "cheerful." I'm up a little late tonight because I have been sketching ideas on canvas for the project. I almost always start out with a rough idea or plan and then just see where it takes me. I'm hoping this one stays cheerful and mayhaps gets fun too.

I know a couple of things for sure. I need to get a charger for my camera and I need my printer back, because it is madness trying to draw from life without a model or visuals. Hahaha... Hopefully paint will fix everything. :-)