Impressionist paintings have always been a favorite of mine and a couple of months ago I got a chance to paint like Monet (ha) down by Bear Creek in Hubert, NC with some friends of mine. Gail, our hostess and my newest art friend has a beautiful home and studio overlooking the river and sheContinue reading “Getting my Monet on… and Tuesday’s Treasure Chest”
I am so excited to announce my new Christmas painting theme, it’s all about bunny rabbits this Christmas season. I used to think that Christmas in July was so not cool until I started painting seasonal subjects, now I understand the time and planning that must be done prior to Christmas. I will be postingContinue reading “Christmas in July and Tuesday’s Treasure Chest”
This original painting will be offered by silent auction for the Adam Hardee Fundraiser event tomorrow from 4-7 pm at Regal Resort, White Lake, NC. The event is to raise money for Adam and to help him with expenses and costs acquired since his car accident. Adam and my two sons grew up and playedContinue reading “Painting for Adam”
I spent the afternoon managing a headache and clearing my mind by grinding my own Sumi ink, a ritual enjoyed by Chinese artists I learned. A little ground ink, some bamboo brushes, sumi paper and a few trial and error goldfish brushstrokes helped me to create a piece I am fond of. Finally, I researchedContinue reading “Chinese painting”
This is watercolor infused with mica chips ( twinkling H2o’s) written with India ink and a pipette on watercolor paper. Joanne Sharpe’s online LLove 201 workshop is wonderful. Happy Fourth of July friends.
Last month I was contacted by a young lady to paint the perfect gift for her grandfather who was retiring. She had a photograph of the two of them together and she said it was her favorite picture. Happy retirement Col. Allen!
I gave away my old jewelry and buttons a few months ago, of course I need them now, sigh. My artist/friend Betty K. has inspired me to create bling assemblages with “pretty” junk, so I have been visiting antique/flea markets scouring the broken jewelry cases and displays. Sometimes I come away with some finds andContinue reading “Discarded bling-Tuesday’s Treasure Chest”
“Magic” 8×10 oil on ampersand panel
8×8 oil on ampersand panel’ “Free Spirit”
Last Sunday one of my dreams came true-I painted poppies right smack dab in a field of poppies. No I wasn’t in Tuscany, these brilliant poppies were located right before the Emerald Isle bridge. What a gorgeous day to paint with the OOPS group, better known as Onslow Outdoor Painting Society.