Illustration, Art Journals, Photography, and anything that moves me!

Monday, July 21, 2014

New work for sale

I've been busy creating lovely works of art on 140lb cold press watercolor paper.  I like the option of my buyers being able to frame these the way they wish.  My first piece is title "Trust".  She is created with lots of background texture and collage elements.  I use pastels, and acrylic, and gouache around the frame of her face.  I love how each of my faces turns out different, however my style still eeps through. I love how she turned out, there is so much going on here.

Original Art

My other piece that is available today is titled "Birthday". Two friends are sharing a loving moment. It is more whimsical than the first piece I listed today. I painted this work with acrylics and pastels. It measures 9x 12, and is created on 140lb watercolor paper.

Original Art
If you are ordering from my blog let me know and I will refund shipping costs. Have a great, creative day! xo

Monday, June 30, 2014

Pages from another journal

I work in several journals at the same time. I really like this journal, the size, the format, the pages etc. I hand bound it, and created the journal myself. I'm on a roll with this one so I'll be working in it the next few days.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A fantastic day with art friends

I spent a great day yesterday with my art friends Jenny Wentworth, Judy Wise and Shellie Garber. It is so great to be able to paint all day with no errands to run, meals to cook, or anything else for that matter. I always feel rejuvenated after our get togethers. So much fun. These are the latest paintings in my art journal. Happy fathers day to all my wonderful friends who are fathers!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A day in my studio

I was busy in my studio today. Getting art ready for the new gallery opening June 14th. I painted and created a page in my journal. Feels great to have finished a painting. So, I am wondering at this time,,,,do people read blogs anymore?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Don't fight the flow

During my bout of creativeness I sat down to paint a much more "serious" painting. Well, that just didn't happen and this is what came out instead. I have to remind myself to not fight the flow! lol!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Some available paintings

I have been busy creating new paintings and getting ready for a gallery opening in June in Salem which I plan to be a part of. It's a new adventure and will be an "Eclectic" sort of event. Meanwhile I have these paintings available.
 "Mother" 8x10 inches and on gallery wrapped canvas. I used lots of texture in the background, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, and an image copied on cotton fabric for mother in the background. It's ready to hang.

These paintings are created on canvas board and measure 5 x 7 inches. They are also available.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Has it been so long....

since I last posted?!    Time does get away from me!

I was fortunate enough to be invited to an art retreat in Port Townsend a couple of weekends ago. It was so fun to be with wonderful creative women and spend time creating art and laughing. Pure bliss. I'm back at rediscovering old journals and re-working them. I've had this one a long time, and I feel it needs an update. I love working over all my old stuff. They are ever evolving and ever changing. I'm feeling an urge thou, to create in a different medium,,,maybe fabric...we'll see.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Some little mini paintings

I just finished this series of "Confident Women". You can find them available in my etsy shop.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

New work in my shop

I've been buried in snow the last several days. Highly unusual for the Pacific Northwest. I think we might have gotten about 2 ft of snow. Wow! Anyway,,, I was able to finish my "Confident Women" series last night. They are in my shop now.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A fun day with friends creating art

I really enjoy making art with friends. They inspire you in ways that you can't anticipate. This is a piece I created in a journal that I am re-doing. When I start a project I never really know what the end result will be. I start painting and let the magic happen. This piece has lots of collage elements peeking out.