Monday, May 24, 2010

Studio School Exhibition

This is a more complete view of this piece.It is appx.16"x16",mixed media on monotype on Rives BFK.It is currently being framed .It will be floated on a the palest of grey mats to show off the deckled edge and placed in a walnut frame.It will then go in the Studio School Exhibition,VMFA,June 7th-August 20th,2010.If you're in Richmond the opening reception is June 11th 5-7 pm.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Embellished Monotype

I started with a monotype,added ink and paper.I think it turned out quite well.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Good Start

In January I became frantic.I had lost the phone number for the company I order my stretcher bars from.I google it,but to avail.I posted on an art bulletin board to see if anyone else had their number,no reply.I couldn't find their number anywhere.I thought that they might have gone out of business.What was I going to do?
Then I had the brilliant idea to go through past receipts.I hadn't ordered for a couple of years,but I managed to find the number.
I called and got an answering machine.Oh no,my heart sank,I left my name and number.Later that day,they called me back and I placed my order.I was so happy,I couldn't wait for them to arrive.
About two weeks later they arrive.They are beautiful.I put them together.The next day I stretch the canvas on them.I now have three stretched canvases wait to be primed.
I gesso each canvas once,wait for it to dry and sand it.I repeat this process three times.Now my canvases are brilliant,gleaming white.I love the chalky smell of gesso that still have.The way they feel cool and smooth to the touch.I am in heaven.
It is now the first part of March.I set the canvases up to start the acrylic washes on them.I mix up a thin solution of green,pink,and raw sienna.Over the next week I add paint and wait for it to dry,time after time.
I am so excited.I can't wait to get these canvases on the easel.
Well here we are.It is May and I have been working on all sorts of different things.BUT I am promising myself that I shall start working on them this weekend,or maybe the next.....
There are three canvases,two that are 40"x60"x2" and one that is 40"x20"x2".

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


This is one of the Flock that is currently at West of the Moon in Flagstaff,Arizona.
Mixed media Collage on wood,6"x6"x1".

Monday, May 17, 2010


The surface that I created to paint on reminded me of limestone.I really love this colour palette.
This painting is 9.5"x13",Oil on panel with graphite and is Sold.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Whites,creams and greys are one of my favorite colour combination.I find it hard to restrain myself when it comes to colour.It's all so delicious,I want to use it all.This is one of three paintings where I showed some restraint.I glad I did,I am very pleased with the results.
This painting is available.Oil on panel with graphite,9.5"x15".

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sea Turtles

There is something magical about sea turtles.They seem to soar through water,more like birds than reptiles.I find them fascinating.
This painting is 22"x15",mixed media on 300 lb. watercolour paper.For more information please contact me.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thank you

Thank you all for viewing my art.I appreciate the comments I receive.I spend so much time alone working in the studio and have very little feed back.It's easy to start believing that no one will ever see it.This blog affords me a bit of an artistic community I would not have otherwise.So,thank you.
This painting is mixed media on 300 lb. watercolour paper with 23 leaf,30"x22" and is available.For more information please contact me at

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pajama Party

I love horses in blankets.This little grey is sporting a wool stable blanket.I think he looks quite chic.
This painting in oil and mixed media on panel and is available for purchase.Please contact me for more information.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Tonight is the big night!The First Friday Art Walk in Historic Downtown Flagstaff.Looks like it will be a beautiful evening,but a chilly.Be sure if your out for the stroll to stop by West of the Moon,111 East Aspen St.and see my collection of collages.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


This little collage is available today at West of the Moon,Flagstaff,Arizona.If you downtown stop in and say hello to Carolyn and Guy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Art Walk

This is one of the little collages that will be on display for the First Friday Art Walk at West of the Moon in Flagstaff,Arizona.The Art Walk is from 6:00-9:00 pm,Friday,May 7th.The weather should be nice for this event.Remember,it's spring time in the Rockies,so it might get a bit nippy.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Not All Birds

The show at West of the Moon is not all birds.Here's a bloomin' nest.Not a very good picture but,you get the idea.