Oil Painting without Solvents

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Oil Painting without Solvents

In the twentyfirst century it is really not necessary to use solvents to paint in oils. Many of us of a certain age were taught to paint using oil paint...

Transformation

Sunday, September 15, 2019

It''s been a long time - almost nine months - since I last posted here. My last post was January 25, my birthday. About two weeks later, my dear husband...

Birthday Notes

Friday, January 25, 2019

Just a quick note now on my birthday (I’m pretty old). Two paintings, done some years apart but both express something about the passage of time, memory...

Color Retread

Friday, November 23, 2018

I''ve been making semi-abstract paintings of the human figure for a few months now, but I find that I''m not really content with what I''m doing. The...

The Movie

Friday, July 20, 2018

Last Saturday - July 14 - I finally had my One Woman Show at the Addison Art Gallery. Four of my 15 new works had sold before the show. But at the reception...

Truth and Beauty

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Truth and Beauty

I was recently asked why I bother to enter my work in art shows at different venues around the region since sales at those exhibitions are rare and I...

Experiments with Underpainting

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Experiments with Underpainting

If you have read my earlier posts you know that I usually begin a painting over an already painted canvas. This could be an old painting that I no longer...

The Fragility of an Organized Life

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
The Fragility of an Organized Life

So far I have posted works done using an older painting as an underpainting. Of course that could be pretty limiting. Both the colors and the textures...

Distortion!!!

Monday, March 5, 2018
Distortion!!!

It sounds like it should be easy to create a distorted figure, but I found it rather difficult to get myself to overcome years of work getting the proportions...

A Detour through Flatland

Sunday, March 4, 2018
A Detour through Flatland

One way to abstract an image is to render it as an interlocking set of flat, colored shapes. This is somewhat foreign to me because I am such a 3D thinker,...