Tag Archive: Acrylic

A Rainy October Day

It’s time to show off all the things I learned watching YouTube videos this year!! First, lets start with Lino-Cuts. These are great fun to design and carve. The printing is a “let’s get our hands dirty” process. What I am attempting to discover, is my own personal touch to this art form. I have been adding watercolor and printing on a previous monoprints. I like both results. (maybe I like adding watercolor to the print a bit better). Take a look and let me know what you think!


The tour that we took of the Western National Parks was truly awesome. SO MUCH beauty. But trying to translate THAT into art work has been challenging. I have the ideas in my mind… but getting the paint to cooperate? Not so easy. I showed you some of my early efforts. Now, I will let you see the progress that I have made with my acrylic paintings.


Next, the Mittens!! I used a “YouTube” video as inspiration for “monoprinting” color onto the watercolor paper to create an abstract image. (See the last two)


More Monument Valley! (Again the abstract monoprint which will serve as a basis for my new painting.)


And there is MORE! Sometimes a fish is just a fish!! (Inspired by the Shedd’s aquarium in Chicago!)


Feel free to leave a comment!! Thanks for visiting!


Practicing Trees…

This is a 9 x 12 acrylic study of a summer tree. I attempted to do a “better job” at indicating where the light was coming though the trees.


Life is Screaming By….

Just a quick one today.

I finished (?) a watercolor that I thought might be worthy of posting. This piece is on a 1/4 sheet of WC paper done with watercolor/acrylic markers. Not sure that the background is “pushed back” far enough.. but I had fun doing it.
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EXCUSE of the MONTH!! I haven’t fallen off the end of the world. I have a puppy. After a SENIOR DOG, calm, quiet, house broken….I was NOT prepared for the energy, love, sassiness of our new puppy. I LOVE her dearly.IMG_3655 (800x731)

Have a great week!! Wish us luck!!

Back at the Studio

Well, I didn’t do as MUCH painting this winter as I would have liked. I was QUITE BUSY relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. But now I am back in the studio. And glad to be back!

Studio !!

Studio !!

Studio !!

Studio !!

And here are a few of my masterpieces (okay, not so much!)

Fallsburg Park - Mixed watercolor media

Fallsburg Park – Mixed watercolor media

Fallsburg Park - Mixed watercolor media

Fallsburg Park – Mixed watercolor media

Just thought that I would add another watercolor painting, done with WN WC Markers and watercolor!

WC Orchids

WC Orchids

Hurrah!! I finished one more 2014 Christmas Present. This one is for my friend in Seattle. Originally started in 2013, with oil bars (8 x 10 on canvas board), completed in 2015 with Daniel Smith Water Soluble Oils. It is drying (in FL, which may take awhile).

Reeds Lake 8 x 10 Oil

Reeds Lake 8 x 10 Oil

I have also been working on some acrylics and sketching for my Craftsy Classes.
The acrylic is a 9 x 12 on Acrylic/Oil Paper. The sketches are on Canson Multi Media Paper

9 x 12 Acrylic Marker on Acrylic/Oil Paper

9 x 12 Acrylic Marker on Acrylic/Oil Paper

Sketch on Multimedia Paper

Sketch on Multimedia Paper

Next, I have a work in progress — Acrylic Marker on Canvas Board – This has layers after layer of acrylic paint on it. Hoping that it turns into a “deep” piece, but it may just end up in the trash.

9 x 12 Acrylic Marker on Canvas Board. WIP

9 x 12 Acrylic Marker on Canvas Board. WIP

And you are ready for some sketches? Here are a few! I finally finished a sketchbook.




Let me know if you have any comments! Have a GREAT DAY!

I AM BACK!! (Really..)

Hi All,

In my last post, I did promise to be MORE diligent about my blog in 2015 than I was in 2014. So, I got the paints out, the camera out and took some pictures of my work in various stages of completion.
The first is a plein air painting (started in 2013, finished in 2014, framed in 2015). It is a Christmas present for my dear friend Deb. This is the first Christmas present that I have completed for 2014 (yup, last year), but I plan to have them all done in July of 2015 – then start on THIS YEARS Christmas presents

Ada Shed - 8 x 10 Oil

Ada Shed – 8 x 10 Oil

The next three are all acrylic paintings, done MOSTLY with Liquitex acrylic markers on different surfaces. Two are WC paper (its OK), but the third is on Senso Linen Canvas Pads. I really prefer the Canvas Pads. They are convenient and the markers don’t shred (?) the canvas as they are prone to do with the WC paper.
Acrylic Marker Sketch 12 x 16

Acrylic Marker Sketch 12 x 16

Acrylic Marker Sketch 9 x 12

Acrylic Marker Sketch 9 x 12

Acrylic Sketch - 9 x 12 on Senso Linen Canvas

Acrylic Sketch – 9 x 12 on Senso Linen Canvas

Hope to be visiting with you again in the NEAR FUTURE!

Unfinished Business

Yesterday, I had two missions! First – clean up my studio, second – work on the painting for my Christmas card. So while attempting to throw out the “old stuff” to make room for the new stuff, I came across this unfinished plein air painting.

Ada, Oil 8 x 10

Ada, Oil 8 x 10

This morning I whipped out my trusty oil sticks/bars and finished it up. I am so pleased with the results!

Ada, 8x10, oil

Ada, 8×10, oil

And how did I do on my Christmas card. Well, take a peak. I used Canson Paper, Liquitex markers, ink, and some sparkly markers. And low and behold…

Christmas 2014 - mixed media

Christmas 2014 – mixed media

Obviously, this is just a sketch. But I like the idea! Have a great week!

Quick one tonight!

This weekend got away from me! But have been busy working on my project. Since not everyone can get to my Facebook page, I thought that I ought to include “what’s on my easel” in my blogM
Here is Safari. 30 x 40 acrylic on Stretched canvas.


My next offering is Under the Sea. It is also 30 x 40 acrylic. We started this a few weeks ago, I’ve sketched all the animals and the painting has begun!


Hope that you enjoyed, and come on back to check my progress. If you have any comments, I would love to hear from you!