Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mrs. Jenkins, You Have A Lovely Daughter....

THIS little cherub is the daughter of Jane Jenkins.  
Jane is a huge supporter of CARE, or Colorado Animal Rescue.
Little Zoie is absolutely fuzzy and happy and wonderful.
I hope that this painting makes Jane grin!

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Kathy and Bill Hegberg have a doggie named Lily. 
 She is a powerful dog of long proportions who hunts, leaps off of kayaks in search of fish, and has ATTITUDE.
I love her determined look, her sleek, well-toned body, and her BIG-ness.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cheeseburger In Paradise....

I love painting whimsical stuff that makes me smile....

I painted a Banana Split in Ted Nuttall's class, 
and ergo, thought of this cheeseburger to paint on my own.  
Here it is -- a big bite of heaven on a bun.  
Hope it makes you smile too.  YUMMMMM.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Women of Beauty

The Task Today:  To paint three paintings that relate to one another.  Use some to a lot of collage, paint, textures.  Never have done this before.  I chose small amounts of additional collage materials, lots of paint -- applied with fingers, brushes, and sticks.  The figure is from my drawing earlier this week -- a young lady, nude, with her arms spread wide.  I loves this figure.  Hope you do too!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Wind In Her Hair...

OK.  I bit the bullet.  I decided to try ACRYLIC PAINT!!!
Good grief.
One would think me Benedict Arnold!!!
I bought paints, brushes, gesso (???), and all of the STUFF.
I held my breath and walked into Robert Burridge's
classroom in Sedona.  Five days of instruction by this fabulous, encouraging,
thoroughly competent painter.
Today, the task was to paint our nude model.
We were to paint her, but nothing specific.  No details.  Just HER.
This is my painting.

I am having FUN!