Monday, February 29, 2016


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I have been enjoying these little daily paintings of one or two objects.  This one is up for bids on ebay right now. or contact me to purchase outright.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A beautiful evening

Well this weekend I was left to my own devices as Scott was out of town, taking a group of young, and not so young musicians to the Folk Alliance in Kansas City.  It has been unseasonably warm here with this particular day rising to the 80s!... In February!  When ever it gets like this I am always in a quandary, 'to garden, or to paint?'  So this day I gardened until my dog told me that it would be a great idea to go take a walk down to the back 40 of the Gilcrease Museum, just down the block from us.  So I packed up my paint and my pup and off we went.  We parked ourselves down by the prairie garden where I had a great view of my favorite field to the left and to the right, some amazing clouds lit by the fading sunlight.  A full moon began to rise as I painted and it made it into one of the paintings.  They are both for sale on ebay this week or better yet, purchase here for $25 off each one  The first one is 9x12 on linen, on board $225
 The 2nd is 8x10 on wrapped, stretched canvas $200

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Monday, February 08, 2016

oops, I ripped your painting :-(.... And How To Repair a Torn Painting.

Well my husband was cleaning up and moving stuff the other day and something heavy fell onto my painting that was leaning against the wall.  I had painted it on a less expensive stretched canvas.  I have noticed these canvases are very easy to tear, almost like paper.  I still have some that I bought on sale once upon a time, and will probably continue to use them but try, in the future to spend a few dollars and get the better canvas, even for class demos.  This painting began as a class demo that I really liked and finished it out.  Well not wishing to crop out and re stretch this canvas, I sent my husband to Home Depot to buy some of that aprox /1/3 inch masonite type board.  Sorry I can't remember the proper name for it but I know many of my artist friends have been using it and gluing a nice linen on top for painting so I figure it would work to glue an already finished painting.  So that is what I did.  Here is the process:
The tear :-(

Get a big brush, mix up some wood glue with a little water and apply to both surfaces.

 This is what it looked like after I put it back together.  It took 3 applications of oil paint to kind of fill in the tear to bring it slightly above the surface which was then sanded.  After sanding, I then re painted that portion back to its pretty self.  It is now a much stronger surface than it was before the tearing.  Yippie!

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Octoberfest Ferris Wheel

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font-family: "trebuchet ms" , "helvetica" , sans-serif;">This painting was inspired by a photo that a friend posted ( Thanks, Dennis! )from an evening at Tulsa's Octoberfest.  I loved the sunset behind the ferris wheel.  I did this as both a demo and an experiment in my adult oil painting class.  I wanted to see if the old watercolor technique of using a liquid masking product would work on oil.  IT DID!... I painted the background yellow everywhere and allowed it to dry and then added the masking product to mask out the lighted metal bars and lighting around the tent and then painted right on top of it, the sky.  It was fun to peal it off and see the revealed bright yellow lines beneath the deep blue, black sky.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

A Vision of Poise and Beauty

This painting was inspired by a long ago sight.  I was a young girl going off to college and I was waiting in an airport for my flight when I saw the most beautiful woman I had ever seen.  She was very, very dark and very tall and slender.  Looking back now, I bet she was a model.  I just remember the way she carried herself with confidence and ease, a bright smile lit up her face.  Her sundress was crisp, clean and flouncy and moved prettily when she walked.  It was very light and full of flowers and made such a pleasing contrast to her ebony flesh.  I also remember her hair being very short which was something different in those times as many black people back in the 70s were sporting afros.  Anyways I often think of that sight and how happy and young she was, full of life and possibility and I thought it might be fun to try to recapture that image on canvas.  It is not nearly as pretty as she was but I had fun playing with the idea.  Because this is such a departure from my usual fare, it has a very low start price with no reserve.

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