Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sleep Little One

18 x 18 Acrylic On Canvas

I believe every baby has at least one angel.  This is a very special time.

 I really love these backgrounds that I have been playing around with lately.  They take about four steps.  First I do a thin layer - with a lot of water - big blocks of color.  Then a bit of a thicker layer - more blocks of color.  Sometimes I do this again.  I use a pretty big brush for the background.  Then I mix the over layer - depending on what kind of colors I want in the painting but it is chalky and sort of gray - sometimes a gray green or a grey blue etc.  I thin this with a lot lot lot of medium and brush loosely over the whole background.  It ties it all together and the the blocks of color show through.  I purposely don't brush over certain areas to give it an old distressed feel - esp the edges.  I got the idea from some Renaissance paintings I was looking at where they have the chipping stone walls in the background. 

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Busy, busy, busy....

Cleansing 14 x 18 Acrylic On Canvas

As a lot of you know, I usually list all my work for the week on Sundays.  Now that the holidays are upon us - I am just going to list the paintings as they come.  This lady is up for only 3 days.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

I'm at a loss for words....

I am waxing very philosophical this week.  Even more than usual.  I have really been hit this week by how deeply pained someone can be.  I just want to lessen it ..... I wish I could.  I really am at a loss for words.   I don't want to share other's stories .... I want to respect their privacy.  I guess I have to leave it at that but I am sure we can all relate in our own way.  I send you all some peace and love. 


Friday, November 20, 2009

A prayer for those who are suffering

The holidays can be a very happy, spirited time.  For some, at some points in their lives, the holiday season can bring more sadness than joy.  Rather, it can highlight the sadness that is already there.  For all who are lonely or faint of heart during the holiday season please know my heart yearns for your comfort.  Who knows if this helps? - I hope it does.  I keep painting little prayerful paintings, hoping they bring something to the world.  Some sort of peace or redemption .... not sure.  I know I probably will never know for certain but I keep going.... 

If you believe in prayer, take a moment and pray with me for all who suffer.  If you believe in something - take that moment with me.  If you are suffering, then take a moment and take it in. 


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Paper Doll Christmas Carolers!

This is a mixed media piece I did this week.  The carolers clothing is made out of all kinds of different papers.  I traced a template and then cut out lots of itty bitty hats, collars, cuffs etc.  Doing this painting reminded me of playing with paper dolls when I was a girl....I had completely forgotten about them.  Anyway it was a lot of fun although very labor intensive.  Up on ebay this week and thanks for coming over!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank you for my freedom! Happy Veteran's Day

I would just like to say to all the vets out there - Thank you so very much for your service!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What happened to Sunday?

First of all I would like to say Happy Halloween to everyone!  For the first time of my adult life I live in a house, in a neighborhood and it was so adorable to see all the little trick or treaters.  There were fairy princesses, little Hulks, soldiers, a gorilla, a skeleton, an elephant whew they were all so cute!  It was magical to see the parade of characters coming up the walk. 

Secondly, for all of you that check for my latest listings that almost always appear on Sunday - sorry I don't have anything for you tonight.  I just had one of those slow moving weeks and the creativity took effort.  I did get one painting done for tonight but the day was so rainy that I just couldn't get a decent picture.  Things started moving again this afternoon and I am close to complete on another painting.  I am going to be listing what I have for the week on Tue with a 5 day listing so please check back.  

More soon.........