Mosaic Dreams…………Tuesday’s Treasure Chest

Hello followers, I do hope your 2013 is full of lovely moments you can truly cherish. This past weekend was a blast with a paint buddy of mine……we traveled to Onslow County to paint with the OOPS group (Onslow Outdoor Painting Society). Usually OOPS paints plein air, but decided to paint still lifes in the studio.Continue reading “Mosaic Dreams…………Tuesday’s Treasure Chest”

Hello friends, I’m starting fresh……..Tuesday’s Treasure Chest

Scraping off old oil paints from my Christmas commissions and getting ready for 2013 paintings. This scraper came from our local hardware store, Bladen Builders in Elizabethtown.  It is the perfect tool to scrape off old dried paint from my glass palette.  My glass palette came from Five Lakes Glass in Elizabethtown, NC. It makesContinue reading “Hello friends, I’m starting fresh……..Tuesday’s Treasure Chest”

Tuesday’s Treasure Chest………THANKS,this stuff is good!

I love this time of year when there is so much cheerfulness and happiness in the air.  I’ve been really busy painting and I am enjoying listening to Spotify as I paint on my Christmas commissions. I love those cheesy Lifetime and Hallmark Christmas movies too when I finally get to unwind in the evening. My hands are inContinue reading “Tuesday’s Treasure Chest………THANKS,this stuff is good!”

Tuesday’s Treasure Chest…the twelve days of Angels and Painted Wheels

Happy Halloween Eve friends, first I would like to announce that I will be featuring “The Twelve Days of Angels” starting tomorrow.  I will be featuring a different angel each day for twelve days as a prelude to their release on November 11, 2012. Their release will coincide with Smellie Bloomers’ Christmas Open House on thatContinue reading “Tuesday’s Treasure Chest…the twelve days of Angels and Painted Wheels”

Tuesday’s Treasure Chest….a boy angel, French Kisses and bartering

Bartering…as old as the Agora of Athens a little wine shop in New Bern Last week when my husband and I were celebrating our fortieth wedding anniversary (he went fishing and I painted the town during the day, maybe that’s the secret of our 40?) I started painting a quaint little wine shop in New Bern. Continue reading “Tuesday’s Treasure Chest….a boy angel, French Kisses and bartering”

Tuesday’s Treasure Chest……turning 40 and a little angel art lesson

A little art lesson……….. Sharing a brief angel painting art lesson with my friends and followers. It will show you how I start my painting and the progression of the painting from start to finished piece (I will try not to bore you). 1. First step is to find a photo that inspires you, IContinue reading “Tuesday’s Treasure Chest……turning 40 and a little angel art lesson”

Tuesday’s Treasure Chest….Homework, Silks, and Sanford

I hope I never get too old to learn, so I’m taking an online portrait and painting class, I’m trying to sharpen my drawing skills.  It is such a delight learning in my pj’s from the young and fabulous teacher, Jodi Ohl. Class materials are drawing pencils 2B-9B and Silks Acrylic paint- which contain mica flakes. When theContinue reading “Tuesday’s Treasure Chest….Homework, Silks, and Sanford”