Monday, March 18, 2019

Scratchy Chicken

My wonderful daughter gave me an assortment of square canvas boards for Christmas. Fun times ahead!.  I will be displaying small pieces of art in a local gallery.. this is 8" X 8".. Background looks scratchy, hence the title.  Ya! 
Yes, i used "my" sketch from another painting..

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Falling leaves

This was painted last year when i was in Oregon, I had picked up these beautiful leaves on one of my  rare walks.  Yesterday, I made it a little whimsical by adding those little whirl-y scribble-y things.

Ristorante 1993

This painting from 1993 is hanging at my son's home in Oregon.  I photographed it and thought i'd post it here.  My kids have many of my paintings in their homes. It is like visiting my old friends when i see them. I know, that is a little sappy.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Two Bowls, Two Cuties

Well, I'm back in ND. Many inches of snow fell yesterday, i felt like painting, needed subject metter... these are my bowls in my kitchen..  Acrylic with lots of texture. I used a back scratcher, stiff worn out brushes, stiff-ish paint to achieve it. Used only 4 colors plus white.  love doing that.   Almost added a curtain, but i'm not in a lace curtain kind of mood............. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Painted a little bit

I was able to spend 2 months in Oregon with my sons and their families.. As usual, i had a wonderful time, weekends at the ocean, eating out, teasing and being teased by grandchildren, going to movies, and a little painting.  I only took along a few watercolors and a tablet.. These are repeats of older paintings, kinda, as i remember them..  Back home now and golly it is cold and snow is piled up everywhere..
Rooster was a birthday gift to my daughter-in-law's bestie.

Thursday, January 3, 2019


I had a couple of artist friends over to show them the technique of lifting paint to form an image on gessoed watercolor paper that had heavy watercolor pigment applied to it.  Whew. that was a long sentence.
 They did bird houses and fairies on their papers.  I once again did the Cow image.  It is a bit like  sculpting as you lift off the paint with brush strokes.  What fun!!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

My name is Daisy... SOLD

I just had to do another painting from my sketch from my Dad's Christmas card..  not sure why. The colors are great on this one.   I put the background in with a roller, oh ya'....