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Month: April 2010

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Another rainy day made it easy for me to spend my day painting sunnier days!  May flowers are not far around the corner, and hot days at the beach close behind.  Two new sunny days minis are going to the mall first thing tomorrow morning  (4/22).  Make sure you check them out.

Purple ClematisSummer Bay

Keep thinking warm, summery thoughts!

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Hi Everyone!

I am painting several small paintings to be matted for my portfolio at the Mall. One that I am working on right now  is seashells.

I usually start with a rough sketch to decide on the composition. For this painting, I was able to use the shells to decide on a pleasing composition.  The sketch is fairly rough and serves as a guideline for the painting.   The rest of the painting is taking shape in my mind as decide on the composition.

When I am satisfied, it’s time to move on to the fun part – painting. I decided on  a simple shoreline background with the shells as the stars.  I start by laying in the mid tone background colors and use gesso to lay out the shape of the shells. There’s still time to correct placement, shapes, and colors if I need to.


Stay tuned to see the final painting!

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Hi everyone!

Hope you all have been enjoying this beautiful weather!  Between that and Easter, I don’t have much new to show you from my painting world.  Though, I have been working on something new.  I’ve been experimenting with two of my favorite things to do:  painting & quilting.  I dove right into the world of Designing Handbags.  Some of the fabric is quilted, and pieced together to create a one-of-a-kind look and all are hand-painted.  Each handbag is 9.5″ x 6.5″ and come in a variety of colors perfect for the season… and this weather!  Next time you’re at the mall, make sure you stop by to check out my latest experiment.

Fish BagPink PinstripePurple WisteriaBlack & WhiteDenim & Sunflowers

Hope you enjoy them!