Thursday, October 11, 2018

Something Spooky for Halloween and a Gray and Teal Scrapboard


It's great to keep a sketch pad handy. I like to make a few quick drawings or even use water colors or ink pens, magic markers and other media on the pages.  Here I used magic markers and a graphite pencil and charcoal to make this eerie scene. It reminds me of Norman Bates house in the movie Psycho. Notice the black cat up in the tree in the right side of the sky.

Here are pictures of the latest scrapboard I have been working on. The color scheme is teal, gray and black. I used a black canvas and adhered cloth to the front using Modge Podge. Then I placed a ball or "rose" of fabric in the middle of the symmetrical design.  I'm happy with the way it turned out.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

New fine art painting San Diego Beach




Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A little arts and crafts

Here, I colored around a photo frame of family which has a hole in the middle to add a special 4 x 6 inch photograph. It rides on the tail of the adult coloring book craze. Coloring and water color painting can be very therapeutic and one can end up with a beautiful 8 1/2 by 11 inch colorful drawing. Magic markers work very well for a project like this!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Midwestern Barn Painting

Today, I began anew on a bright white canvas. I used gesso first to prime the canvas for acrylic paints. It was helpful to have a photo of a barn since I haven't gone outside yet this year to plein air paint.


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mixing beautiful colors

This painting has colors recreated from a Bruce Springsteen album CD cover.  If you look at the bottom left of the photo, you can see the sample colors. I thought the yellows, purples and blues would look pretty on a canvas. Later, I'll paint some of the silhouette trees onto the picture. Love it!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Greetings and hello, greeting cards!

I've been working on some spring greeting cards this month. Flowers are blooming here in Louisville Kentucky and the markets' flowers have such beautiful, bold and bright colors. All greeting cards here are 5 x 7 inches and they would send a wonderful "hello" to your family or friends.




Monday, March 26, 2018

Fallingwater scrapboard complete - jumps right at you from the canvas!



Each time I complete an art project it takes a little piece away from me. It's letting go. In my studio, I will now hang up Fallingwater, and then, be able to remember each step I took in the creative process.
My scrapboards are my memory, my travel destinations and ideas or themes that attract me. I hope you've enjoyed learning about art in my blog and watching the fine art come to life step by step.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Acrylic paints, shoe box lids and fancy paper