Friday, January 30, 2015

Sonoran Sunset

Final day of challenge! I thought a sunset would be fitting, so this one ended up in the desert.  6 x 8" Oils on canvas. Really had fun with this one, almost just 'happened'.

  oils palette and color list 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sir Winston

I saw Mr. Churchill's image on some news site today and decided: "okey, been wanting to do his portrait, so I may as well today, for Day 29!"  This is what you call a pastel painting, done with Pan Pastels.   measures 8 x 9". 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Popular Poppy

Day 27: "The Popular Poppy"
8 x 8" acrylics on stretched canvas. Although this image looks bright enough to be color enhanced, I swear it is not..even took the photo outside on my porch in the fading daylight!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pink Pursuit

Acrylics 8 x 10" on canvas panel.
This morning I was destined to do something in light pink !!

Sunday, January 25, 2015


For Day 25 I chose 2 very different shaped shells from my collection, with one dominating with its size and beauty.
Painted in acrylics on 4 x 4" Clayboard*.
*(finally got used to the nice smooth surface, using to its advantage..ordered some more of this stuff the other day)!

Saturday, January 24, 2015


7 x 8" Mixed Media: acrylics with pastels
"Before I formed you in the womb
 I knew you"  Jer.1:5

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kitty Cat

Painting # 22 of 30 Days, done in oils on 6 x 6" Clayboard.
After approximately 3 1/2 hrs I decided to quit fussing with it.
On a future day Kitty shall get more details, like:
highlights in the white areas, and some whiskers!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


My first queen, painted, that is. I have sketched them enough times. There is really a lot of fancy details that one must narrow it down in order to get a painting done within a few hours. Pleased thus far, I shall try for a more stylized approach next time!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Red Rose Tea

This I painted while at Tuesday Art today while chatting with the other artists in our group.  Someone said: "When you gonna drink your tea?" I said: "Not going to; that's my model..!"

Monday, January 19, 2015


I wanted to paint this very much, but forgot just where I put it. After looking all over the place, I found it almost by accident draped over a painting hanging in my bedroom!  Needless to say, I love this Navajo piece of jewelry
we bought years ago out in Quartsite, AZ.
6 x 6" acrylics on Clayboard

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Garden Of White

I kind of knew what end results I wanted to achieve when starting this today. It actually turned out nicer than I anticipated,
so:.. happy!  10 x 10" acrylics on hardboard.
Getting a decent photo, on the other hand is/was way more difficult than doing the artwork..(after 8 tries, still not quite pleased!)

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Painting of the day is "Happy Face"
a caricature (exaggerated features)
acrylics on matboard 5 x 7"

Friday, January 16, 2015


Another 5 x 7" acrylic on watercolor paper, this is titled: "Unity"
and in keeping with the triangular type of composition.
Day 16 of 30 Paintings for 30 Days

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Day 15 of 30 Days of Paintings
~ "Country Posey" ~  5 x 7" done in
acrylics on paper

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


~ Day 14 "Cobalt Lemon" ~
When Life hands you rotten lemons, you use them in a still life.   Not that this one was rotten, just less-than-fresh.  And together with my favorite vase made a very complimentary color scheme for this 6 x 7" Oil.      

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Horse with no Name  Day 13
Today's submission for 30 Paintings in 30 Days is a playpal to yesterday's "Pony Show".
I had a number of possible titles, but decided on this one at the last minute.

Pony Show  Day 12

Monday, January 12, 2015


In today's crazy busy schedule, I am amazed I even got a painting done; but lo' and behold: here it is!  
I clearly must "brush" up on my little pony portraiture.. maybe try another one tomoro.. (like a horse of a different color) !!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Rise And Shine

Day 11 gets a 4 x 4" acrylic on canvas panel
titled "Rise And Shine"

Saturday, January 10, 2015


"Tired Girl" is a 4 x 4" acrylic on wood. 
Painted today for day ten of 30days of Painting.
I had begun this 'set' a couple years ago, with one blank square remaining.  "Madeline" is title of set of 9..actually a few are rather unfinished..uh, high time I finished those others! [note to self]

Friday, January 9, 2015


5x5 OILS on Clayboard

God divided the waters which were under the firmament
 form the waters which were above the firmament.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Creation, day one. "God called the light Day, and
the darkness He called Night".
5 x 5 Oil, Day 8 of 30 Days of Paintings 

"Formless and Void" and "Let There Be Light" 
This is to be a series of the whole 6 Days of Creation

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Oils 5 x 7 "
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 
The earth was formless and void; and darkness was on the 
face of the deep.  Gen 1:1,2

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


6 x 7" Acrylics on W.C. paper

today's painting done with acrylics in a watercolor manner
during our Tuesday Art session

Saturday, January 3, 2015

"Promise of a New Day" - Oils 8 x 10"
Today is Day 3.
 Skyscapes are one of my favorite things, 
and it seemed fitting to do this in oils. 
I enjoyed painting this, although I had a headache 
most of the day.  (By the time of completion it was gone!) Probably the hardest thing was taking the photo of it, those texture highlights near the edges.
About 3/4 finished I took the photo below,
 before final colors added & blended. 

Friday, January 2, 2015


"Sunflower Jungle" acrylics 8 x 10"

After the Black and White of yesterday's work,
I am happy to use some of brightest colors
on today's work!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

30 PAINTINGS in 30 DAYS Challenge

Day #1
"Goldie" 6 x 7" acrylics on wood. 
..took me all day, part of which I babysat 2 grand-boys!
But at last: results!

Mine is #445; one of many that were uploaded onto this site today:   
Stay tuned for more, 29 to be exact!