Monday, February 21, 2011

Little Twisted Sister

Last year I painted a larger version of the marble ... I decided to paint it in a smaller format and was a little concerned that painting the "same" subject might not be as much fun the second time around.... I was wrong! I had just as much fun and maybe more because I approached it with confidence (after all I knew I could do it) and throughly enjoyed myself! Makes me ponder doing a repeat of couple of others...
Size is 12 x 12.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Color Ball .. marble series continues!

I have decided to continue with the marble series in a smaller format. I enjoy painting glass so much and I have really missed mixing the bold colors and painting the interesting and wonderful reflections of these little marbles. This is a good size as it doesn't take a lot of time to paint... I did this one in two 4 hr settings... not bad.. I am getting faster and faster without effort or stressing out about it. Look for more of these in the days to come.

Monday, February 7, 2011


I was able to complete this one this morning... one thing that I have noticed is I am getting faster with each painting... seems once I get the sketch completed and the palette figured out the actual time I spend laying paint onto canvas is a matter of days instead of weeks... that is encouraging!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pacifica WIP (work in progress)

This is a fun one for me ... Pacifica Ca. is just a few miles from me and this painting is being created from several photo's that I combined to get the best part of each one. One photo had great cloud formation.. another good waves were rolling in... one had good light and shadows the other good composition... so hopefully I will capture the best of all and come up with good representation of this beautiful area... this is for my niece Jessica.. I hope she likes it.
This is a good place to stop for the day as the super bowl is about to start.. and I must watch the commercials... lol

Thursday, February 3, 2011


One of my goals for the coming year is to try and have a more painterly style in my art. I tend to get caught up in details... maybe that is why I enjoy painting glass so much. When I began the painting I wanted to keep the beautiful details and reflections in the main subject and have less detail and light on the table top. So I did not paint every little swirl in the wood grain and hoped to give the "feel" of wood instead.. kinda let your mind put the swirls there.... hope I succeeded.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Berries WIP

While the rest of the nation seems to be snowed under.. I sit in sunny Ca. eating berries! I really do feel for some of my on line friends that have shared their snow misery stories... hope you all thaw out soon!
I am currently working on this still-life of a crystal bowl of blackberries. Size is 12x12 and I plan to complete it tomorrow.