Friday, August 30, 2013


I had a difficult time deciding whether or not to participate in Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  I want to work larger and doing 30 daily paintings in 30 days calls for a smaller format.  However, since the move I have had so many wipe offs that I need a big push to return to a working routine and this fits the bill.  I plan to work on larger works, too, but these small paintings will aid in that direction.  I have no theme.  Last January for this challenge I painted with a limited palette.  Next month I am just going to paint and perhaps these small paintings will inspire larger ones (that actually stay on the canvas!).  To all the artists that are participating I really look forward to seeing what you paint!  It's really fun!!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013


It's a beautiful day here in Texas.  I thought it would be a good time to share with you my new studio space.

This is my current work area.  My easel is in storage, but that's ok.  I have the "Paint On" Karin Jurick table top easel that I use most of the time.

Everything is right where I need it and within reach when I am working. 

I even have a small sofa when I need a break or to read, look at blogs ...................

One of two bookcases for still life items, sketch books, panels, whatever I need.

 Here is my sink with lots of stuff I haven't put away yet.  I guess there will always be stuff that takes up space!

There is still some work that needs to be done, such as shelves and window coverings, but I have to say I love this room.  I wish I could say there have been lots of good paintings since we moved, but I admit that there have been LOTS of wipe offs!  I should be discouraged, but I'm not.  It happens to us all at one time or another and so the painting will continue!  That's what happens with addictions!!

I always enjoy seeing the studios of other artists.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my space.  Hope you are having a wonderful, creative day!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013


6x12 on Gessoed Board
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Trying to get back into a routine.  With unpacking, organizing, and company it is slow going.  I've done some painting (yay!!!), but not posting.  I've painted this previously and it proved to be a good subject to begin with.  I love apples - to paint and to eat!
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