Friday, August 28, 2015

Handle with Care

We only get one planet.
All the creatures we share it with are counting on us.

(Here is "Handle with Care" from start to finish.)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Try Something New Today!

6 x 6" flat canvas panel
I like the little bits of confetti that are raining down on her fun.

Small but sweet!
Here she sits upon my new little wood chips I've created
to keep track of all my different blues.

Here she sits on my dining room mantle.
I should try something new today and give that a good dusting. :)

Thursday, August 06, 2015

I've been painting a little white dog

Original was just listed in my Etsy shop and as of now is still available.
Sorry, sold.

"One Curious Dog"
I painted and sold this one yesterday.
(I may do a second one for myself with a skinnier neck and real legs.)

And you may remember "One Good Dog"
from earlier this year.
I did some playing around with the image and added some products to my 

Next up I'm going to try to work all three images into a fabric design.
I lack skills in that area.  I'll let you know what happens. :)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I hope you smile

Original 8 x 10" canvas
In my Etsy shop now!

Updated: 7.28.15
The original is sold now, but you can find the print in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Hey Strangers!

Where the heck have I been.
Right here.

Mostly this stuff.
Trying to get a little collection or two together.

All of these are now in my Etsy shop.
The top ones are listed separately and the bottom ones as a set.

More later.
Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


This painting is about being real.

Don't be a copy of someone else.
You won't be happy.

By being your own genuine self, you will find
yourself surrounded by people that make you happy.

I'm no expert on this.
I'm just saying what the painting is about. :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Be Strong

This painting is about getting better everyday…
by working hard and not giving up.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Be Heard

Original cereal box art by me. 

This painting is about a little girl with a big voice.

I'm more of a big girl with a little voice.

But my art can be my voice, right?

Yeah,  I'm going to go with that. :)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Her Window

This painting is about a girl about to begin the next leg of life's journey. She is a little nervous, but mostly
excited about what will happen next. After today her view will change, but her heart will remain the same.

(I've decided to start introducing new paintings like a singer would a song.)
For fun.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Girls with Heart

Sometimes I like the "work in progress" photos better than the 
finished paintings. 
I hope that's not the case with this girl, but I do like her 
quite a lot at this point.
I'm thinking blues for this one.

She is part of a "Girls with Heart" series I am working on. 
I like the wide-spaced eyes.  And the awkward hands.
And the hearts. :)

This was the first one:

The original is already sold, but I do have prints available,
with and without words.

Here are the sketches I have so far. 
And here's me getting back to them. :)
See you soon!

Monday, May 04, 2015

Step by Step - This a repost from June 23, 2012

Here's my latest painting. Step by step.

Step 1:  Rough sketch on paper

Step 2: Layer paper and paint on canvas.

Step 3: Transfer sketch to canvas with graphite paper.

Step 4:  Add paint!

Step 5:  Collage on paper clothes.

Step 6:  Finish painting and detail work.

Step 7:  Make the sides pretty with paint and paper.

Step 8: Spray with gloss finish.
Photograph and scan.
List and sell!

Step 9: List not only a print, 

The End