Saturday, December 29, 2012

Just finished painting #3 for the challenge !

          It seems all I really need is a fire built under me to get me moving ! Ha !

     I just finished the 3rd one, and it's a bit bigger than usual.... but you'll have to wait til the new year to see these.  tee hee !

Friday, December 28, 2012

Stripey bouquet painting #85

     I really do enjoy painting sunflowers.  They are now all gone from my favorite haunts, like Dierberg's floral shop, and Whole Foods, so I guess I will have to wait now til next summer or fall.     This grouping I painted as my demo at a local gallery.  I set up my still life and lots of my friends and family came to watch.  They had wine and cheese at the gallery.  They have an "Open House" once a month.... Fun !

Thursday, December 27, 2012

30 paintings in 30 Days Challenge.

      I just joined this challenge, to paint 30 paintings in 30 days.  It's been a while since I've done one daily, and I need to get back to that discipline.  The new year is about as good a time as any, I figured.  Leslie Saeta from Artists Helping Artists is sponsoring her challenge.  Check it out, or JOIN it !!  great way to get motivated, and back in the Studio !!
     check it out here...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mary Janes for baby painting #84

     This sweet pair of Mary Janes was given to me by my dear sister, when she found them at one of her thriftstore 'haunts'....  We used to have antique booths together, you see, and some habits die hard.  I loved the pink on the insides of them, plus just the general look and feel of baby shoes, so they were a natural for paintings.   I really do love painting them, and the red patent leather ones, too !! ha ha

Monday, December 10, 2012


     I took a picture of this awhile back, but didn't get a good shot .  I think this one is a better representative of the colors.  I used to scan my dry paintings, but then I got to posting them before they were dry, so I couldn't put them in the scanner....ha !   Carol Marine's workshop gave us helpful hints on photographing paintings to post the pictures.... The key is to work outdoors, no direct light, presto... it works !

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Play with Me painting #83

     We used to wear oxfords when I was in school.   Brown and white was as popular a combination as the black and white variety.   These were the days LONG before velcro ! ha !  Mine were made by Spaulding, and they were expensive for mom to buy, so you were Very lucky when you were able to get a new pair... so proud !

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Donkey Party shoes?? painting # 82

      My sis and I used to have booths at the antique mall right outside of St. Louis, and we had lots of fun buying, selling, painting furniture, and working together in this little business venture.   We have since given that up... (in the hopes of having more time to paint) but, I still have a few items from my accumulation.  I used to love to buy that old vintage stuff !  Well, this is a box from the old 'pin the tail on the donkey' game that we used to play at parties when I was little, back in the day.   Thought it would make a good accompaniment for these classic red patent leather mary janes.   Brings back memories of my daughter and grand-daughters tiny feet, too.