Sunday, October 14, 2012



This is Ginger, Ellie's companion. The shadows look more purple in the photo than they do on the panel. I plan to let this painting rest for a day and then will look at it again to be sure that it's the camera's interpretation and not the painting itself that looks so purple.

Friday, October 5, 2012



I was surprised when I realized that I haven't posted for over a month. It's been a busy summer with guests and activities and DIY home improvement projects. Recently I've been painting walls rather than gessoboard panels...not nearly as much fun.

I was happy to have a reason to get back to my oil paints. This painting is one of two that I'm doing for my brother as a gift for his lifelong friend. I'll be starting on "Ginger" tomorrow.

When you've been away from it for awhile, it's easy to forget what a joy it is to slap paint on a panel!