Saturday, February 23, 2008


Posted by PicasaThis is the start of a new painting, actually a commission I am doing. First I sketched out various arrangements in my sketch book. Then I photographed what I felt was the best composition. So, now I am working from several photo's and the original dried hydrangea's. I toned the canvas with an oil and gamsol wash of Burnt Sienna; then since I was working from a photo I gridded out the canvas and sketched in the composition with white pastel pencil.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Well. once again it's been awhile since I have posted any art work. My wonderful family keeps me busy. My daughter is expecting twin boys, so she and I have been working on setting up the nursery. Then I went to Los Angeles to take care of my adorable grandchildren ages 5 and 3, while their parents went on a business trip to New York City. I'm still working on the flower series and have been working up ideas to start a new painting. In the mean time I did this small painting for a show I am having at a local coffeehouse/cafe in Portland.
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