Monday, October 22, 2012


For some reason the issue/theme of faith is still holding strong with me. I suppose it has always been in my sub conscious only now I'm much more aware of it's effect on my work.
This is a piece I started at the workshop with Mary and that I have come close to resolving. I might make some further adjustments to the fish image - perhaps fade it a bit more but first I will set it aside for a few days.

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I haven't been able to get at my blog since December and it took this long to straighten everything out - partly because I'm lazy and it seemed like too much trouble!
Now that I'm back, I can start getting caught up. GRRRR and I also need to learn this new setup.
After the spring show; An Event Apart, I didn't paint again until October, when I attended a workshop with Mary Todd Beam at Arrowmont in Tennessee with 3 of my good friends; Lauren Everitt Finn, Patty Henderson and Tom Powell. This was my third workshop with Mary. I find her incredibly inspiring. See her work at:
It was a great week and I painted up a storm. 
Some of the results:

Saturday, December 17, 2011

a few new animals as a respite

Once I finished those abstracts, I had 2 commisions, a bday present and a xmas card to create.
here they are

commission #1
a trio of spaniels - the ones on the left & right are departed
watercolour10 x 16

a xmas present - had some trouble with the photos so painted 2 and forgot to take a photo of the second before they were picked up
watercolour, 8 x 10

and then the birthday present - 10 x 14, watercolour - "crooner cat" for Leo

last, my Xmas card - my cat sitting in my garland also 10 x 12

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

continuation of a theme


I decided that my original concept have merit for continued exploration. This time I wanted to enhance the stained glass effect of my original drawing so I used heavy black lines to break up the picture plane. I also kept these vertical as another contrast to the 1st series.
here are the 3 results

this one is 21 x 34 acrylic on canvas

16 x 30 acrylic on canvas

16 x 30 acrylic on terraskin

Monday, October 31, 2011

and another one

This is another one in the series I'm doing but it's a huge departure in terms of the colour. I am and have been struggling with it all week - it might be close to resolved now so I will let it sit for a few days and see how I feel then.

24 x 48 acrylic on canvas

Friday, October 14, 2011

and continuing the series ....

This is the next one - 24" x 48" Golden acrylics and gels
Again I find myself wanting to stop here ... not really convinced that it's finished but will let it rest for now.