Friday, March 29, 2013


It is fun to paint fruits and I enjoy the simplicity of them. This is a little spring time apple that I did in oils a few years ago.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What is ACEO?

This video explains the difference between ATCs and ACEOs and where ACEOs originated. Part of my personal collections of ACEOs is showcased in this video along with a few of my own originals.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bunny Rabbit

In honor of the upcoming Easter holiday, this little bunny rabbit is my image to celebrate the day. To all the kiddies out there...enjoy the treats! I'm staying away from them myself and where this will power is coming from I surely don't know.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


I am currently reading books, car shopping, and trying to get myself composed after the recent loss of a dear friend. I thought I had fully recovered from this, but I discovered this week that I haven't yet. so on we go!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Cow

This little oil painting is another one that I did some time ago. Now that I have no online connection at home anymore, I can't post any of the new stuff that I am doing. But I am still here!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Masking Tape Technique

Masking Tape decorating creates an interesting texture on journal pages and in mixed media art pieces. This short little video shows you how easy it is to do!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Glass of Water

This is another of my earlier oil paintings. And no, I haven't yet started my Daily Painting routine...still talking about doing it, but haven't made the commitment yet. This is normal for me!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Can I Do It??

This was a painting that I did a couple years ago in a class that I took. I used Alkyd oil paints on this one. I am currently CONSIDERING working on a Daily Painting project using oils to improve my painting skills. It all looks so easy, but doing Alla Prima work requires much more knowledge than I currently possess. Or experience, or both.

I'm not sure why it is so difficult to create a small painting every day, but for me it is. I envy people that have that much discipline!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Florida Series

Here is another acrylic painting demonstration from my Florida series.

Several years ago when I was first doing outdoor art shows, I decided NOT to make paintings that were tropical in nature because every other booth at the shows were of manatees, fish, dolphins, palm trees, etc etc.  I wanted to be different!  So I refused to paint them

What I didn't realize at that time is that the public was buying that style of art and that is why so many artists were making it.  So I sat with my fruits, flowers, frogs, abstracts and whatever I was making at the time and hauled most of my inventory back home with me when the shows ended.  After doing this for about 12 consecutive shows, the penny finally dropped and I realized the error of my ways. 

I began painting small tropical pieces in bright and wild colors on 16 x 20" pieces of paper and dropping them into my print rack at my shows.  They FLEW out of the display at $40 each, much to my surprise.  Thus began my Florida series that became over 60 pieces in total.  I did various mediums and sizes over the years.  It was the best selling of all my series by far.  I don't do art shows anymore, but if I did the entire display would contain Florida pieces.