From the heart

The art that I create from the heart always is more satisfying, and this piece is no exception: I painted it for a friend whose beloved companion had passed away. I also knew and loved this little dog, so her portrait came from the heart…

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From beginning to end

I like watching the paintings as they settle and dry. Often I see subtleties that I absolutely fall in love with after the paint has had a chance to bond with the canvas. For example, this one: Here it is right after the flip cup…

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How the colors interact

It is funny to me that when I pour the paints into the cup (cauldron) to flip or do a dirty pour, even though I may be meticulous in picking the colors, they do not always present in the way I expected them to. Case…

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Palimpsest

This is what I did with the painting I didn’t like, from the last post. I scraped it and stared at it for a few minutes throughout the day until inspiration hit. And I painted an elephant (a violet one) in the center of the…

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Sometimes I don’t like my art

It happens. The paint goes on the canvas and doesn’t do what I was hoping it would do. Like this one, that I did this morning. It is a 16 by 20 inch stretched canvas with acrylic pour paint, using the swipe technique. I got…

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Today’s Canvas

For a few months, I have posted my canvases on Instagram and on Facebook. Now that this website is up, I will be posting them here, too. Today’s is an 11 by 14 inch stretched canvas with blue, green, red, gold and white in a…

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Holidays are coming

Almost every year I design our Holiday Greeting card and get them printed via Vista Print, and I am happy to say that I managed to get the design done for this year! I did an acrylic pour painting in the traditional red, green, white…

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Paint is like magic in a bottle (or a tube)

Paint is like magic in a bottle. You never know what will come out. Whether you plan to paint something in a realistic style or an abstract – there is always a random factor – at least for me. I love the different textures that…

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