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Big Eyes

Here’s a sweet little mixed media girl I painted a few weeks ago.      I have a few unfinished pieces on my table and now that I’m over the flu, I can’t wait to get back to painting.    

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More Color

Here is a colorful, messy acrylic painting which I painted while trying to follow Tracy Verdugo’s lesson in Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018. I really like the girl and love the way her hair and headdress turned out.  The background wasn’t totally successful. (backgrounds are always hard for me)  It is far too messy […]

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A Bit of Color

A much more colorful piece of art to share with you today. I painted this last week while following a Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018 lesson by Mystelle Kirkeeng. You create a mixed media background and then find a face or picture in the paint. This is something I have always enjoyed doing with […]

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Painting From Another Inspiration Stack

Painting From Another Inspiration Stack I enjoyed painting from the inspiration stack, which I shared with you last week, so much, that I decided to do it again.     I loved the words in the text piece of paper:  “Waiting in the wings.  Awash in feather she could easily be princess turned into swan”. […]

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Be Your Own Angel

Be Your Own Angel   I was inspired to paint this angel by a Life Book 2016 lesson by Ivy Newport. It was suggested to make it a paint over of a ‘selfie’ to make it a self portrait. Obviously, I did not do a self portrait and my interpretation of the lesson is different. […]

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From My Word Bowl 8 – WIP

From My Word Bowl 8 – A Work in Progress   Hi everyone.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  Sorry for being a day late with my word bowl words..  I had a few technical problems that had to be solved before I could post, but all is good now. I love this week’s […]

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Does This Ever Happen To You?

Does This Ever Happen To You?   Does a painting ever take over your creative process to the extent that you can’t work on, or think about painting anything else?  I’ve been dealing with this for the last couple of weeks. Ten days ago, (ten days ago!) I posted this photo of a work in progress […]

30 in 30 Day 2

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days – Day 2 Today’s painting is another mixed media piece, with lots of layers. I named it, ‘Three Generations’.     And a look at the details and texture…         Thanks for having a peek today.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another painting.  Until then, have a […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 1

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 1 Once again, I’m taking part in Leslie Saeta’s Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge.  It begins today and I’m happy to share my first painting with you.     This is an 8 x 10 acrylic over collage piece, done on 140 lb cold press paper. Here is a […]

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From My Word Bowl – 6

Working with mixed media can sometimes make me feel very uncomfortable. I don’t always like the messiness and the chaos that results. I like other artists’ work, just not my own. It’s way out of my comfort zone.  Occasionally I force myself to do it and accept the result. That happened with this week’s art […]

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Two Girls

Two Girls Two Girls is the result of this week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Jane Davenport and Tamara Laporte.  It really spoke to me because I am so comfortable with the mix or ‘jam’ as they called it of their two styles.  We were asked to use limited supplies of our choice.  I chose pencil, […]

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From My Word Bowl – 5

From My Word Bowl – 5 This week’s words inspired me to create two aceos.  Two aceos because of “the two”.     The words spirit and humble reminded me of the style and techniques taught in one of Life Book 2016’s lessons by Shiloh Sophia .  I wasn’t in a painterly sort of mood, so […]