Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Queen Anne's lace _Wild Carrot

 I have long been an admirer of this weed , even as a child . Since the adults said it was Awful and made them sneeze  I abandoned it until I began to paint and saw the delicate beauty of it in a different light .
   Yes .I even liked Goldenrod ,but found that it did make me sneeze .
  Once while teaching at a school next to the beach in West Haven .Ct. I sneezed 25 times ,while up at the board.
  The children roared with laughter but I could not speak thereafter I was so hoarse, until I got home. A bad day !
    I still love wild flowers .allergy or not.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

           Maybe it was Christmas coming but I had this  real yen to do Red Berries.
     I  would like to do a few more, as I am just getting the hang of it . Not because I feel festive

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Ice Storm

 I used a Ton of Masking on this one and spilled half a bottle on it, but was able to recover it to my happiness. A few Washes and touch- ups put it all into place . 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

   My Dynamite Sister Rose --- 1925-2013

Friday, May 31, 2013


           The play of light and direction was fun to work with , Maintaining the tranquil aspect of the scene was  not easy but a good challenge , I wish I could have done better with that .

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Eggs and Glass

 I loved the Beleek look and transparencies of the eggs . It was not an easy one ,but I had a good time with it and learned a lot .
 It has almost every Blue on my palette in it , also a first.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Magic Horse

 This Little Horse was irresistable to me , if only for keeping the Shine of the Pure White paper in Tact and without a touch of paint  . Quite a challenge.
  Lots of layers and masking as you might guess .