Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bleeding Heart, the Garden kind.

Don't you just love Bleeding Hearts?  They reliably come up in May around these parts, and explode in fronds of dangling heart shaped loveliness.  My granddaughter once picked every single heart off of my plant, but I didn't care, and wouldn't you know it, the plant rebloomed with more vigor!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

After the Storm

There's just something about the smell in the air after a good storm, that makes me appreciate my life.  Add a rainbow to that, and well, life is really good.  That's how I feel again, when I look at this painting--happy, grateful, and fulfilled.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Rock Wall Daily Painting 6

My sister is lucky to be living just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is a place I consider an artist's dream location.  The first time I visited her, I was blown away by the beauty of the desert and mountains, and the colors that don't seem to be naturally occurring in nature, in Wisconsin.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Profusion Zinnia

My garden is always an inspiration for my paintings, and painting individual flowers is particularly fun.  This cherry red Profusion Zinnia is growing in a pot on my back patio.  The background comes from the dark foliage of another potted plant.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wave Petunias, Daily Painting

This painting was completed in Acrylic on canvas board during the Artists in the Garden plein air event at the Boerner Botanical Gardens in August.  In my attempt to capture the delicacy of the flower petals, and the varied color striations, I may have gone overboard with my favorite color, magenta, but somehow, I don't think that's possible!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Orange Poppy Daily Painting 3

I love the shapes of Poppy flowers.  Their petals are so loose and flutter so beautifully in the slightest breeze.  My garden has one Poppy plant, which was there when I moved in, and although they don't bloom for long, I take advantage of every bloom season by taking some new photos of the flowers.
Orange Poppy, acrylic on canvas, 8x8, $50 includes shipping in the continental U.S.  Ready to hang.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Dark Hollyhock Daily Painting 2

I had a wonderful time shooting photos of my hollyhocks recently.  This one was turned just right, with the light coming in from the left.  Painting it was really fun, as I had to lighten up some of the dark, almost purple/black color.  7x5, acrylic on canvas board, $40 including shipping in the continental U.S.

Marcia's Art stuff: Zebrina Malva Daily Painting #1

Marcia's Art stuff: Zebrina Malva Daily Painting #1

Zebrina Malva Daily Painting #1

Recently, a good, friend of mine started a "daily painting" process, in which he paints a small canvas every day, or nearly every day, then posts them on-line to sell.  So I figured that is a good idea, and I purchased Carol Marine's book, which gives some very useful info and and tips on how to market and sell on-line.  This little artistic gem, Zebrina Malva, is painted in acrylic on canvas board, 5x7, and is ready to hang.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A New Endeavor

My good friend, and awesome artist, Fred Bell, has recently begun to sell small daily paintings on-line through a certain website, so I figured that, now that I'm retired, I will give it a try.  Starting September 1, 2016, I will be posting new daily (or at least weekly), paintings on my blog , with a link to purchase.   They will also be posted on FaceBook, and some other popular social media websites.  Hope that you'll enjoy them!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tulips and Poppies

This art journal spread was done yesterday at the Martini Girls Art Journal Wednesday gathering.  Oil pastels applied with a dry baby wipe dipped in odorless turpentine,  Fun experiment and a very sketchy look, but I like it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Art Journaling

I just love art journaling, and creating art journals from just about anything--watercolor paper, gelli prints, old books, cereal boxes, facial tissue boxes, and junk mail.  I am pretty passionate about it, so much so, that the Martini Girls, Marcia Hochstetter, Debbie Callahan, and I started an "Art Journal Wednesday" club at The Martini Girls Gallery at 6909 W, North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI.  We meet most Wednesday evenings to doodle, paint, collage, stencil, stamp, and do whatever we want to in our art journals, or just work on other art projects.  Needless to say, we really enjoy getting together.  The sessions are inspiring and motivating.

Happy Arting!!!