Friday, September 6, 2019

I am so honored to have an Honorable Mention given to this painting.  I posted it in the Monet Cafe Art group on Facebook contest for advanced and beginners.  I put it as a beginner. Hopefully next time I can add one as advanced

Thursday, August 29, 2019


This is the first time I did a Nocturne scene.  I learned from Marla Bagetta's workshop and had a hard time with it.  It took me a few times but I finally finished it.   She was kind enough to give me a video critique on it and I redid it the way she suggested.  I am pretty happy with it now.  I hope to try more different scenes in the future

Saturday, August 17, 2019

This is another in my series of ocean pictures that I painted from Bermuda. It was done in soft pastels.  I have a few more to do of pictures that I took while I was there.  I am really enjoying them

Saturday, August 10, 2019

I am happy to announce that I was asked to join Rusty
Monkey Design Team by Tina Schiefer. I have just about
Finished my first project. A Paris album. I had so
Much fun making this. I used Finnabairs rust pastels
To cover the front and back and the insides
Then the pages were made of chipboard so I
Added pages from Paris magazines I had from
My last visit. I added some stickers and
Ephemera all In Paris theme. Then I
Distressed it with Tim Holts alcohol ink
In brown. I will paint the insides of the covers
And put the rings on it and it will be done!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

I am excited to say that I have finally met Lana Ballot.  I did her 3-day workshop
at the Atelier Flowfield in St. James, Long Island.  I met some nice people and I
learned a lot.

We did seascapes in beautiful colors.  I have not finished any yet.  We watched her
paint in the morning and then we painted in the afternoon.

We were told not to expect to leave with a finished painting
I will work on them soon and when finished, I will post them here on my blog
My first ocean waves in pastel
Ocean Waves done in pastel