This is my first finished hand made rug - it is about the size of a kitchen mat - it took me 4 months to finish and I really enjoyed the process - It is made with 100% wool and hooked on a linen backing - a labor of love - this a really relaxing art to do when I get home from work I am usually too tired to paint - but I could hook in front of the TV - and relax
Sunday, February 6, 2011
2 / 6x8 panels
This is a weekly challenge that is posted on the Daily Paintworks web site - I am going to try and do the challenge every week - - It will keep me painting and what a great thing to do with a bunch of artists - !! Yep this was an onion I was painting - Carol said it would get easier with each one - but I am not sure that was my experience - my last one was the worst - oh well - I enjoyed the challenge for sure !!
oil on panel
We went to the San Antonio Zoo last week (me and The Marines) had a really lovely day - I think I was most impressed with this guy his claws were huge and I love the color of the rocks he was sitting on - but I feel like I never really get that color right - someday I will.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Made from strips of wool , burlap and fabric
I had so much fun making this pillow for my friends Kelly and Matt who are about to have thier first baby - I had wanted to do some sort of fabric art and I met a women recently who created these, she taught me how and the I became obsessed immediately - it is incredibly relaxing and fun to do
Friday, September 10, 2010
Oil - 24 X 34
I experimented quite a bit with this painitng , I painted larger and in layers - waiting for one layer to dry before doing the next - it was interesting but I didnt know when to stop - felt like I could have just kept working on it forever, but I couldnt because I am donating this one to The Building Bridges event and I needed to finish !!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
24x18 Acrylic on canvas
Camp Richardson Hotel
This is first acrylic painting I have ever attempted - and I cant say that I enjoyed the process, I only brought acrylics with me to Tahoe thinking that they would be easier to travel with. Acrylics are so different than oils so I think I am going to re-do this one in oil and expereince how the different mediums feel when doing the same painting - Tahoe is paradise, it truly is the perfect place, I didnt bring my plein aire easel so all the paintings were done from photos and done indoors - not half as much fun but at least I painted while I was there. I also got to expereince seeing a Tahoe Bear family - I was in the car they were being a Bear family in the woods - they were too cute for words and of course I didnt have my camera - There was a mamma bear and her 2 "large cubs". I feel blessed that I got to see them - because I know people that have lived there their whole lives and have only seen them once or twice.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
7 x 6 oil
Carol and I painted on Saturday and we only got one painting in - here is mine.
Carol wanted to paint this scene - I wasnt sure at first but I am really glad we did - it ended up being a lovely scene and the scene really was a great composition - without a lot of thinking or eliminating anything.
Monday, May 26, 2008
18 X 24 - oil on panel - I did this painting for Ariel - my girlfriend Shari's oldest girl , Ariel sent me a photo that she wanted me to paint - at first I was like oh no - I cant do a beach - but then right when I started it - I started to have fun with it - and the time flew - I really like the way it came out - and I must say I am proud of this one - thanks for the idea Ariel !! I hope you enjoy it - Happy Birthday