Monday, April 29, 2013

A 20 Minute Painting that took 30 Minutes

This painting started out to be a 20 minute painting, but I was talking to my daughters, and it ended up being more like 30 minutes.  The 20 minute paintings are a great exercise, and I've always loved spontaneous Art with lots of, that's becoming a goal of mine.  I tend to blend...A LOT.  Hopefully, I will be painting 16X20 canvases, in 20 minutes, with thick, juicy brushstrokes...eventually.
I'm learning a lot about myself through these quick paintings.  It's very hard for me to leave the imperfections.  I want to clean everything up, finish adding shadows, and get the correct proportions.  But, I love seeing more movement, and those, I think I'm loosening up a bit. LOL

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Etsy Coupon Code

Hi!  I just wanted to let you know that I've decided to have a "Spring Thank You Sale" in my Etsy Shop.  Use coupon Code SPRING2013 at check out and receive 25% off every item in my Shop.  The Code will be good today through Friday April 26th!  Click HERE and go directly to my Shop.  Thank you, so much, each and every one of you!  I appreciate your friendship, wonderful comments and support more than you could ever know. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013


It's Nibblefest time!  The theme this month is TREES!  Auctions start at $0.99!  The auctions begin on the 20th of each month, and end on the 27th.  Artists can add art up until the day before the auctions check back often.  I call my tree, "Literary Tree".  I created my tree by tearing pages from that old French Novel that I've been using...Les Mis.  I,also, used napkins and shiny gold tissue paper.  I especially like the way the bark of the tree looks...with the words showing through.  The three flowers, on the right, were created with paper, and paint, also.  You can click on the banner to the right, and it will take you to the Nibblefest auction page.  Have fun!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tropical Cat

"Tropical Cat" is even brighter in person...  I was in Michael's Craft Store the other day, and the Neon Pink and Orange really jumped out at me.  I love bright color, but this a first for me.  I think I'm ready for Summer!!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Second 20 Minute Painting

Here is a picture of the 20 minute painting, and then a picture of the finished painting...because I couldn't stop at 20.  There wasn't much there after 20 minutes...I really paint many layers.  As I was painting this piece the news came on, and I couldn't believe heart went out to the people at the Boston Marathon.  I continued to paint, and pray.  Later I thought, when I looked at this little cat, that she looked like she was praying, too. 
20 Minutes

"Prayers" Finished

Sunday, April 14, 2013

20 Minute Paintings

Hi!  I joined a group/class, at The Trodden Path, where we set a timer and paint for 20 minutes.  The only rules are: when that timer goes off...stop painting.  Rule number 2, post the painting, even if you hate it.  I happen to like my first painting.  It looks a lot better in person than in the photo.  It's, of course, a cat.  I really like the idea of painting for only 20 minutes, and not worrying if you don't like the finished product.  I plan to mix things up, and paint different subjects...  It's going to be fun! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Raccoon and JRT Painting

 Our own, Rory, was the JRT Model for this painting. The memories of raccoons on our back deck; when we left cat food out, inspired the raccoon. One night we had baby raccoons looking at us; while munching away. They are really cute. This painting is listed on eBay.