Friday, December 30, 2011

Big Hair

20 x 16 oil and collage on s/c
$700 s&h 25

I really like these warmer colors. I should use them more often.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pink Wig #2 - SOLD

20 x 16 oil and collage on s/c
$550 s&h 25 unframed SOLD

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I am heading to Florida here a few weeks to do a few shows in the Naples/Ft. Myers area in February. I'm feeling the crunch. I have some beautiful frames 20x16, and I couldn't let them go to waste. This image had already been worked out in a smaller version. I felt it only right (given the circumstances) to do "Pink Wig" for one of those frames. Today I will start another under the same circumstances. :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Orange Coat - SOLD

7 x 5 collage and oil on board
$75 s&h 8. SOLD

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Houlihan

7x5 collage and oil on board



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pink Veil - SOLD

20 x16 collage and oil on s/c
SOLD
I read somewhere that in order to be productive and get things of importance done, you have to get done first the most unsavory of tasks. You can't keep putting that one off. In other words "eat the frog". This painting was my frog. As much as I wanted to start another painting I had to eat this frog first, and I'm glad I did.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pale Green Shirt - SOLD

7 x 5 collage and acrylic on board
$75 s&h 8.

SOLD

This went through many stages of color and value choices. When the colors of the photo and my collage paper choices conflict (which they always d0), I like to develop my palette based on the paper which leads to made up color which leads to a lot of that works, that doesn't work. Many times working from a black and white photo can be easier.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Large Lapels - SOLD

7 x 5 acrylic and collage on board
$75 s&h 8.
SOLD

Ideally I like to keep as much of the paper showing as possible. Even if towards the end of the painting I have painted over much of it, it has dictated my color choices throughout. One choice leads to another.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Flowered Frock SOLD

7 x 5 acrylic and collage on board
$95 s&h 7

SOLD
Tip: When working with acrylics, one must remember to cover up one's paint before making lunch for one's nephew and running him off to a friend's or else one's paints will dry up and be useless.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Static Electric - SOLD

7 x 5 collage, acrylic and pastel on board
SOLD
I wanted to keep this one relatively simple. I used only one piece of paper for the background and kept the palette somewhat simple. I used this opportunity to use pastel and then the electricity started to happen.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Head Band and Frock - SOLD

7 x 5 acrylic and collage on board.
$75 s&h 8.

SOLD

I'm staying at my sister's watching her teenage son and dog while she is away for a conference. My acrylic paints happened to be at her house, so instead of packing up my oils I decided to use my acrylics and possibly embellish with my precious pastels. This painting, however, I did not do that. Maybe tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Oversize Sweater - SOLD

7 x 5 oil and collage on board
$75 s&h 8. SOLD

I was pushin' that orange/pink/red thing. (So unlike me.) Thanks Myra.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Paper Before Paint

I will be away from my studio (space) for about a week, but still will paint while away. I decided to get a jump on the paintings I will do - one less thing. Since I had all these prepped and ready, I figured I'd show ya'll how most of these paintings start out.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Flowered Blouse -SOLD

8 x 6 collage and oil on s/c
$95 s&h 8.
This painting developed relatively quickly. I'm grateful I was standing while doing it. Once I stepped back I realized I was almost finished.

SOLD

Thursday, December 1, 2011

White Scarf Collar - SOLD

16 x 12 oil and collage on board
$450 s&h 15.

SOLD

This painting started off as fairly monotone (maybe duo tone). Then by chance I spied a painting on a cover of a book while out buying glue. I came home and looked up the artist, Kelly Rae Roberts. She is a fabulous collage artist with a great sense of color. She inspired me to spice up this painting.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paper Pixie - SOLD

8 x 6 oil and collage on s/c
$100 s&h 7.

SOLD

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Where's the Picnic? - SOLD

6 x 8 oil and collage on s/c
$95 s&h 8.

SOLD

This title may seem way out in left field, but the young lady in the reference photo really was at a picnic when the photo was taken. I have removed all that excess detail and have left her without. Not only that, I have left her somewhere unknown.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Stick Hair - SOLD

8 x 6 collage and oil on s/c
$95 s&h 8

SOLD

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Blue Bell - SOLD

8 x 6 oil and collage on s/c
SOLD


I was flipping through the Woolrich catalog the other day and found myself admiring the flannel color combos. This palette is loosely based on "Blue Bell".

Friday, November 25, 2011

La Matadora - SOLD

8 x 6 oil and collage on s/c
$95 s&h 8.
SOLD

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On Bench in Gown - SOLD

10 x 8 collage and oil on board
$160 s&h 10

SOLD

Monday, November 21, 2011

Blue Hair and Gown - SOLD

14 x 8 collage and oil on board
SOLD

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Black Feather - SOLD

8 x 6 collage and oil on s/c
$95 s&h 8.

SOLD

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hangin with Kitty - SOLD

8 x 6 collage and oil on s/c
SOLD

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Me and Lace SOLD

10 x 8 oil and paper on board
This painting started out as being pretty generic looking, so of course I hated it. I had to set it aside for awhile and look at some art. I took a look at Malcolm Liepke. So I guess you can say this is my Liepke influence. Oh, hush. At least it's more interesting than it was.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Flower Hair Ribbon - SOLD

8 x 10 oil and collage on board
$160 s&h 10.
SOLD

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ice Cold - SOLD

10 x 10 oil and collage on board
SOLD


These portraits can be a little tough to name. My first ideas for names are usually derogatory or sarcastic on some level, but I mustn't sway the viewer to think unkind thoughts. Sometimes a name will occur to me as I'm painting and I think it's perfect, but someone else may not see it my way at all. I rather the name not be an influence on how the painting might interpreted. I plan on doing a million of these little portraits - really only 100. I am doing a show in Ft. Myers in Feb. and possibly two others. I would like to have them done by then. Hopefully naming them will only get easier.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Out on the Horizon - SOLD

8 x 6 collage and oil on board
$95 s&h 8.

SOLD
I took a little break from painting over the weekend and went into Boston. Being a country girl and all it's a big deal, especially trying to figure out how to buy a one way ticket on the subway.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Remembering - SOLD

7 x 5 oil and collage on board
$75 s&h 8. SOLD

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Confetti Betti - SOLD

7 x 5 collage and oil on board
SOLD

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mesyuhup Cowboy - SOLD

6 x 6 oil and collage on board
SOLD

Monday, November 7, 2011

Flapper - SOLD

6 x 6 collage and oil on board
$65 s&h 8.

SOLD

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Night, John Boy


10. 5 x 8.5 oil and collage on board
$200 s&h 8.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fish Thoughts - SOLD

8 x 6 oil and collage on board
$95 s&h 8.
SOLD

Friday, November 4, 2011

Moth to a Flame - SOLD

7 x 5 mixed media on board
 SOLD

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wide Rim Brown Hat - SOLD

7x5 mixed media on board
$75 s&h 8.

SOLD

Monday, October 31, 2011

Not Really a Puritan - SOLD

7 x 5 mixed media on board
$80 s&h 7.

SOLD
Back on line with power back. Back to posting. Nothing like a heavy snow to cause a power outage to make you fall back on most everything.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pink Accents #7 - SOLD

7x5 mixed media on board
$75 s&h 8.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Tight Hair - SOLD

6x8 mixed media on board
SOLD

Monday, October 24, 2011

Combat Queen #5

5x7 mixed media on board
SOLD

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bad Habit SOLD

5x7 mixed media on board
$75 s&h 8. SOLD

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Purple Collar #3

6x6 pastel and paint on paper
$75 s&h 8.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tortoise Shell Earring - SOLD

5x7 mixed media on board
SOLD

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Oranges and Mangos

36x60 oil on s/c
This was a commission piece.
It's amazing what you can learn with each painting you do. This painting pushed me in directions I wouldn't have taken otherwise. It made me realize how much there is to know.

Here it is being displayed in Kalido's Interior Design showroom in Florida.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

In the Garden


16x30 mixed media on board
$1050 framed s&h 25.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Beaded Throat


6x8 oil on s/c
$100 s&h 7.

Friday, September 9, 2011

It's All About the Book

16x30
collage and oil on board
$825 framed s&h 25.


Friday, August 26, 2011

My House Your Dog - SOLD


18x33 pastel on wallis paper
$650 matted and framed -

SOLD

The making of this painting.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sea Side Slope

10x7 pastel
$200 s&h 8.

There is a beautiful walk in Rockport ME around Beauchamp Point where you can walk down to the rocks and go for a swim, picnic or just sit. This slope is along that walk.