30-day challenge day 1

I guess better late than never so here's my first day, I actually painted it last night but could not get a good picture till this morning. I decided to keep it simple 1 object and limiting myself to 1-hour maximum,.  I painted this one in 45 minutes, I felt anxious and kind of uncomfortable…

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Another New Year…waiting for 2019!

As we approach the final days of 2018, I am completely relieved that is coming to a closing...it's been a bizarre year with ups and downs, with some very good changes that came with it but as far as my creative side it was a complete struggle and I was not very successful in my…

Moscato and Tangerines

I decided to do this painting to have fun with colors and shadows, my main focus was the tangerines. I really wanted to capture the tangerine sections but did not want it to look like I was trying to attempt hyper-realism, which either way I am not very good at. I still wanted it to…

Fresh off the easel

While, I'm still finishing up my David Bowie painting I figure I would post a pic of my latest floral painting, it's just a simple arrangement of white butterfly gingers in a green glass vase. I love butterfly ginger flowers, the fragrance is delightfully intoxicating, I have them planted in several areas of my garden…

Fresh off the easel… “Glad’s and Canna’s

Slowing I've been getting back into the swing of things and the creativity is starting to flow, I've been busy doing a lot of home decor, changing out lighting fixtures, organizing- added some finally touches to my daughter's Parisian inspired bedroom - made and installed corner shelves, installed a chandelier, making patio furniture cushions and…

Fresh off the easel…”Weathered”

I've always been fascinated by trees, particularly their trunks and branches, the more beaten up the more character they seem to have. Scientist have studied tree trunks and the wood of trees to determine the environment as part of ecological study, and to determine insect and disease infestation that can damage them. Since I'm not…