Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thank You For Purchasing My Art!

I want to thank all the wonderful art lovers who purchased my paintings, pottery, buttons and magnets at Manley Art Center and Crescent Harbor Gallery in August.
Thank you!


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Art Donations For A Theater's Fundraiser

I had a wonderful opportunity to donate acrylic paintings to a theater's fundraiser. The requirement was they had to be 3"x 3" in size. Here are a few of my donations tagged and bagged. 
I also won an award for best acrylic. 







Azalea Art Winners and Talented Artists

I have a wonderful opportunity to instruct and work with aspiring artists. I encouraged them all to enter their work in the local Azalea Art event just as my art mentor and friend, Audi Stanton, encouraged me and her students.

Here are the results of these talented artists.

They all won ribbons!  The youngest at age 10 won Best of Class in pottery. This means she beat out all  pottery submissions in the show.  The oldest at 76 won first, second and honorable mention for her pottery and the 12 year old won third place for her watercolor.
Congratulations to all these award winning artists.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Starry Starry Fish

This is a piece that I did a few years ago that I love. It is hanging from my beach house gate.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

John The Baptist

I love John the Baptist! Here is a painting with limited palette. I used a paper towel to make the light around John's head.


"John The Baptist"  10x10 Oil on Canvas



Monday, May 6, 2019

Jesus In The Garden of Gethsemane

This is a painting I did of Jesus In The Garden of Gethsemane. I used a limited oil palette.
I wanted the viewer eyes to rest on Our Lord's right hand and view the painting in a circular motion. Right hand, his precious face,  left hand and back to the right hand, again. Was I successful?
" LET THIS CHALICE PASS FROM ME" 9 x 12 Oil on Linen

Thank You For Buying My Art

I want to thank all of you that recently purchased several of my painting and magnets.
SOLD

Friday, April 5, 2019

HOLY HOLY HOLY TRANSFIGURATION MONASTERY

My husband and I spent a week at a retreat painting icons at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Redwood Valley, CA. Here are the steps.
1) Trace your drawing onto a gesso board.
2) Etch out the drawing.
3) Write people's name that you want to pray for over the drawing.
4) From the Bible, in the beginner there was darkness. So you start with a dark temper color. Tempera is egg, vinegar and water.
5) You put down clay for where the gold will be and then put sheets of gold over it.
6) .Then you begin to paint in layers the icon while in prayer.
7) When it dries, seal it with beeswax with lavender.
Here is my painting of  the Good Shepard,
Good Shepard

Friday, November 16, 2018

All Ears -SOLD

Here is a painting that I forgot to post. It is called "All Ears".

"All Ears" Oil Painting

Crescent City Art Gallery Artists of the Month - Yup, That Is Me!

I have my artwork at the Crescent City Art Gallery in Crescent City, CA at the port.
The day I hung up the show, I received a call from the gallery that one of my lighthouse paints sold. The title was "From A Distance". (Thank you!)

The show will last until the end of the month.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

YOSEMITE 2018!!!

Oil on Board using Palette Knife
Yup, I am back in Yosemite at the same location. This time I had my lovely husband by my side as we enjoyed the quiet of the valley.
We usually stay in Mariposa so we can enjoy the wonderful restaurants and go to mass at St. Joseph. The new priest, Fr. Mike, is a holy, joyful man.
It was quite the adventure since I forgot my canvas at home so I ended up buying the last board available in Mariposa.
A couple of old math geeks who met in college.  What a wonderful adventure it has been!



Monday, September 24, 2018

Thank You For Buying My Art

I want to thank all of you who have purchased my art at the Manley Art Center, Harbor Gallery and in my studio this year including the landscape paintings, still life paintings,  cat and dog portraits, magnets, uppity beach buttons, cat pins, Mexican pottery bowls and cards. 
I have put more paintings, hand thrown raku vases and raku clocks in the Manley Art Center. Please come by as they will be available September and October.
I  have a scheduled show at the Brookings Library in October and a show  at  the Crescent City Harbor Gallery in November.

Manley Art Center has a wonderful show of the Columbia Fiber Arts Guild on display, too. Don't miss it!
SOLD


Thursday, September 6, 2018

WORK AT MANELY ART CENTER

I have cat and dog paintings,  Mexican pottery bowls and my pottery uppity beach buttons for sale at the Manley Art Center. 
As always, the prices are very reasonable starting at 5 dollars for the smaller bowls. Perfect for jewelry and spices for the table. You can even put a small candle in them.
Hope you stop by.




Another Iconography Class with Raymond Vincent

I had a wonderful opportunity to take another iconography class with Raymond Vincent  at Star of the Sea Parish in Brookings, Oregon. There were several participants  who had never held a brush and did the most amazing work.

"Mother of Tenderness" Icon on Board



Friday, August 24, 2018

Black On Black

This is an oil painting of a black cat with black background. I took the picture on my patio to the sun is shining on the left side but you can get see the slight value change between the background and subject.



Test Tiles and Miniature Mexican Pottery Bowls

I am intrigued by these little bowls after taking a Mexican pottery class. I love the beautiful red clay and the velvet glazes..  The red clay is Navajo Red.
I am also experimenting with under glazes and transfers on the tiles. The clay is speckled buff.
All were fire to cone 5.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Stains, Stencils and Clay - Oh My

This is a fun project. I am testing stains, stencils and clay. This process is where you transfer an image onto wet clay. This has not been fired yet so it is still green ware.
I am preparing to display my new works in September, October and November in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
Black Mason Stain, Velvet under glazes and Calico Clay 


Here Kitty Kitty - SOLD

Here is one of my Mexican Pottery Cat Bowls.  It was immediately snatched up by a fellow cat lover.
Navajo Wheel clay with Velvet glazes fired to cone 05

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Thank You For Purchasing My Artwork

I want to thank the art patron who bought two of my local  paintings at the Crescent City Gallery.


Well Bless My Soul

I took an iconography class with Raymond Vincent at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery outside of Wilits, CA. It  was an amazing 5 days with instructions, vespers and mass every day. What a wonderful retreat with beautiful views,  delicious food and, of course, the holy men.

My icon of the Mother of God  below is painted with tempura and 23 karat gold.
The tempura is made with fresh egg yolk, vinegar, water and color.

To start the painting, I transferred a simple pattern with graphite paper onto a white gesso board. The instructor, Raymond Vincent, demonstrated on my piece, as needed,  to help me with the instruction.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

COW TIPPING ALERT!

Using your imagination, doesn't this look like tipped dairy cows? 
What are they actually? These are my Mexican style bowls drying in their forms. 
Those aren't udders. They are feet.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Mexican Pottery Bowls

I took a wonderful Mexican pottery class with my sister-in-law and cousin in Grass Valley, CA at the Mud Hut .  Neither my sister-in-law nor cousin had experience with pottery or painting.
The instructor, Clauda Jeffers was and is a  fantastic instructor.

After two session, we all had a completed, beautiful, Mexican pottery bowl to serve delicious food to our families and guests.


  
The blue bowl is mine.
The pink bowl is my sister-in-law's.
The white bowl is my cousin's.
What a wonderful time with family!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

My Dogs are in the Animal House at Sacramento Fine Arts

Two of my pieces were accepted in an open call at Sacramento Fine Art Center in Carmichael, CA!
Very exciting. This show is open from January 3rd until January 29th.





Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I Am Artist of the Month In Brookings, Oregon

SOLD - Thank you!
You can see a large selection of my  art work at Pelican Bay Art Association in Brookings, Oregon this December 2017.  Here are just a few of the pieces.

SOLD - Thank you!

SOLD - Thank you!






Monday, November 20, 2017

Going To The Dogs - SOLD

Here is my latest oil painting of a Boston terrier that I call "Ready For My Closeup".  
"Ready For My Closeup"  Oil painting on  8x12 Canvas Board

Sunday, November 19, 2017

"Couch Surfing" - PRIVATE COLLECTION

I was told this dog refuses to use her doggie bed. She prefers the couch. So I named this painting "Couch Surfing".
I painted it in oil on an 8' X 10" canvas.
"Couch Surfing" Oil on 8"X10" Wrapped Canvas


Saturday, October 28, 2017

"What's UP or What's Woof?"

I painted this adorable Boston terrier as a quick study watercolor. I blocked in bright colors and then drew the portrait. I made adjustments and added appropriate detail. Fun piece.
"What's UP or What's Woof?"  Watercolor, graphite and acrylic on 140 LB Canson Watercolor Paper



Monday, October 23, 2017

An Old Favorite

This is an acrylic painting that I did about 18 years ago. I painted it the night before a competition and it won a ribbon. I still have it as it is one of my favorites. Very simple.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Working Man's Navy - SOLD

I painted this boating scene semi abstract and I am happy with the results. This is an oil painting on 8"x10" canvas board painted with palette knife.
"Working Man's Navy" in oil with palette knife