Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Every day I'm feeling a little better... I still go to Physical Therapy every day. What a great feeling waking up with less pain!! Life is so good!!! Thank you all for your previous comments...you are ALL so special and always make my day.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Bringing my arm back to norm is SO difficult but they tell me that I'm doing well so I push myself to the ultimate. Everyday I try to paint a little more... this is what keeps me sane and relaxed..lol
This painting was so much fun because I used my palette knife only for the texture on the corn.
The reference photo was taken in Lancaster, PA at an Amish Farm. They were harvesting corn with horse drawn wagons. They are such hard working people and I have so much respect for them.
Thank you all for your previous comments. I appreciate them.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Next week, on January 13th I'm having surgery to repair a torn muscle on my shoulder....yes...ouch!!! I have no idea what I'm in for but the doctor told me that I won't be able to do too much after the surgery BUT I will be visiting all my friends here so if I don't comment please know that I'm enjoying your work.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
This will be my last painting for 2015! It's so hard to believe that 2016 is around the corner...
such a busy time in the year for all of us. I'm working on a pastel portrait for January! Until then,
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR to all of my friends here on blog land!
Sunday, December 13, 2015
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
Friday, October 23, 2015
I haven't been painting for a few weeks because I had an annoying floater in my eye that looked like a spider in front of my vision! First my hand now my eye !!?? It seemed to have gone away and I'm hoping it doesn't come back again... although I understand that it never really goes away!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
But more important!!! www.wallpart.com is stealing our work off the internet and selling them as posters! This really needs to go viral so we can stop them. I know, because I found my work there when I typed my name.
Some of the Artists in the Pastel Society believe that they want you to order a poster of your work. Once you put the order through, they can get into your computer. Very scary people out there. So sign the petition....I already did!
The link is
and feel free to share the link with other artists.... I will be visiting all of you soon!! I look forward to catching up!!
Saturday, June 13, 2015
I will be taking a break from painting, and blogging for a month or so because I have a bad case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which is so incredibly painful and it gets worse when I type or even paint! It's very upsetting because we don't realize how much we use our hands until the moment we "can't". Wearing a brace helps a little bit...any input is appreciated. I'm typing with my left hand right now..(not easy) Thank you so much for your comments.
I'll be back soon.
Friday, June 5, 2015
I don't know how you all paint with oils! lol...I had so many problems mixing colors. I decided to paint a self-portrait of one of my favorite Artist - Rembrandt. As you know, he painted so many self-portraits and since I love his style I used this as a study for my next oil portrait. The title is "Self portrait with a Gorget". I was curious to know what a Gorget was....it's the Armor that protects the throat and shoulders. I learn something every day!
Monday, May 4, 2015
Now I'm on the watch for my next subject.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
I miss this man everyday that passes!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Unfortunately I don't remember exactly where but I do remember how beautiful it was.. The perfect place to be when you wanted to sit and enjoy God's Country.. listening to the sounds of the birds and waterfalls. I loved seeing the moss all over the rocks. Wonderful colors everywhere you look. Right now I'm working on a portrait but I thought I would post this painting. Since I wanted to achieve texture on the rocks, I painted this on sanded paper. I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
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then move to another grandchild.....lol
Thursday, September 25, 2014
When I see this painting, I immediately think back when they were babies taking those first steps toward me...stumbling at first, but I was always there with open arms ready to catch them!!
Also, I wanted to share Colette Theriault's blog with all of you who are not familiar with her. She does mostly pastel portraits of pets that are so incredible and she's having a "pet portrait giveaway" that you don't want to miss out on.
Her link is http://petportraitsbycolette.blogspot.ca/2014/09/custom-pet-portrait-giveaway.html
You will love her work...
Monday, September 8, 2014
After I finished it, I really liked it because basically it's an outline with very little detail. I would like to paint a similar piece with my granddaughter playing her viola. I enjoyed painting this in oil because it doesn't have to be protected under glass like my pastels.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
However, when I finished this pastel portrait I realized how much it doesn't look like her ! But since I like the portrait, I will show you before I throw it out. I usually know what I did wrong.. this time I can't figure it out!! I guess I'm a little frustrated. Maybe I'll pull it apart and fix it OR start over...hmmmm
Saturday, June 21, 2014
beautiful Arizona. We decided to hike but it was pretty hot that day. We were enjoying all the pretty wildflowers....I believe it was 104 degrees.
(but it was a dry heat !!!! NOT....lol !)
We might have gone in about 1/2 mile or so when we decided to turn back...much too hot. When we arrived back to the start of the hike there was police cars and a news truck... why?
Someone had spotted a mountain lion and they were going to tell everyone to come back.. My hair stood up and needless to say we went back to the car....jogging this time !!!!
Monday, June 16, 2014
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014
passion for watercolors is so evident in his work. He paints a lot of landscapes, Cityscapes but I have to admit his Seascapes are fantastic
and I enjoy seeing them SO much! In this pastel portrait, Josh was sketching and I loved the expression on this wonderful man doing what he loves so much!! If you get a chance, drop by his blog... you'll love his work!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
This is Don... Don is in my oil workshop that I go to on Wednesdays. After we work on our paintings, we sit and enjoy each other's paintings by doing a critique. Don had such a pensive expression on his face that was perfect for this pastel portrait.