I changed this painting so many times that I lost track, but I finally love her! When I started out, I was trying to paint something splotchy and wonderful, like one of my favorite artists does daily. Her name is Kelsey Howard, and you can check out her gorgeous paintings on insta at @kelseyhowardart orContinue reading “Changes”

Mermaid Gazing Out to Sea and other things

Today, I finished up my gouache flower painting by adding a blue background. I am really so happy with the results and plan to give this to a friend, as a gift. I had a bit of blue paint left over, so I added some sandy-colors and painted a cradled wood panel in a lovelyContinue reading “Mermaid Gazing Out to Sea and other things”

Young Woman Wearing Pink Jewelry

I am often nervous to paint jewelry. Because of this, I decided to try out some jewelry, as well as a more colorful background. In the end, she reminds me of Disney’s Pocahontas, which was a huge favorite of mine when it came out. I started with a background color of neon pink on aContinue reading “Young Woman Wearing Pink Jewelry”

My favorite Olive Oil

Paesanol Organic Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a Glass bottle. This is a high-quality, good tasting Olive Oil. You can find it at Whole Foods. It is pricey, so you want to only use it on dishes where it matters, i.e. dishes that you can really taste the olive oil, like as a saladContinue reading “My favorite Olive Oil”

Cozy Mystery by Rhys Bowen

I just finished reading Peril in Paris by Rhys Bowen of the Her Royal Spyness Series, and it was such a good book! My mother discovered Rhys Bowen and the Her Royal Spyness Series a few years ago and since then, we have been reading this series and we always anxiously await the next addition!Continue reading “Cozy Mystery by Rhys Bowen”

Young Woman with a Green Background

I’ve really challenged myself with this painting! To start with, for inspiration, I looked through Etsy for models wearing flower crowns. When I found a beautiful model that I wanted to paint, I used an app to turn the photo into line art. I printed the line art to use for tracing… Just a note:Continue reading “Young Woman with a Green Background”

My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse – Something to Read When I Can Not Sleep.

My sleep disorder has gotten rather unbearable again. For 2 or 3 months, I was doing so good and was so happy. I had energy. I was accomplishing a lot every day. I was asleep by 1:30/2:00 am and waking up at 9:30 am. I felt human again! And then, just when I was startingContinue reading “My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse – Something to Read When I Can Not Sleep.”

Being Independent, Colonial Williamsburg and Blueberry Compote

We’ve been talking a lot about visiting Colonial Williamsburg once the weather is better. I really love visiting Colonial Williamsburg and it’s a great springtime destination! A friend of mine used to work there. I miss him, I miss the beautiful old houses and I miss the delicious food that’s served at the taverns. ThisContinue reading “Being Independent, Colonial Williamsburg and Blueberry Compote”

Girl Wearing Orange Earrings, on Cradled Wood Panel, February 2nd, 2023

Due to my sleep disorder, this painting was done late at night and into the morning. Here are my paint brushes: In the end, I used all of these colors, plus a few more. I started by coating a cradled wood panel with clear gesso and then decided to decoupage the background/underlying skin tone withContinue reading “Girl Wearing Orange Earrings, on Cradled Wood Panel, February 2nd, 2023”

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