Friday, November 30, 2012


Just finished a study on a little teapot for an on line art group I belong to. (reference image from wet canvas)

My art guru Mark Carder has started a new website with all kinds of free lessons you can view, there is also a forum  that anyone can participate in or just follow along if interested.
 Check it out..  Draw Mix Paint


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Crystal Basket

I decided to paint glass with a lighter background for a change.  I always liked the dark backgound against glass because of the pop it gives the reflections... but I also am pleased with the lighter background.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

room for one more

room for one more

Hello everyone... it has been almost 9 months since my last post... I underwent six months of medical treatment and am now once again healthy and active in my studio.
I was unsure about what subject to paint after such a long time without even picking up a brush.  So I decided to go with something I really love and here is the result.  It feels great to be back.

room for one more

20 x 20

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Third layer of color .....Will this ever end?

Here is the 4th and final layer... I was soooooo glad to complete this and I now have this method completely out of my system... It is wet on wet for me from now on.... no doubt about it!  I have been ask about the final painting so here it is.  3/10/13.... I actually complete it in January.

Lilly Pad 

This is the third layer of color.... all in all I am pleased with how it is going... but I am tired of this painting.... I do see a difference with each layer added but I still am pondering when will it end... I mean can you put too much color on a painting... and how do you know when enough is enough... if I add more and it is too much then is it ruined? I am happy to have learned a new method but I don't think this one is for me.... back to my basic " paint what I see" method.
oh... by the way... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!