Sunday, December 28, 2008


20/40 Challenge'08; I learned alot from this exercise. Painting small and organizing my time for my art proved to be valuable. My theme this year was In Flight. I have a year to come up with my 09 theme as the artists have decided to do this again. This means 20 pieces in 40 days.

Another day....

Color excites me with its communication of light and emotion as it plays with the art.
Saturday, December 27, 2008

Playing "catch up"

Starting the new year with a complete gallery of works. This blog is an adventure and the learning curve is a mountain at this point but 2009 will be the year I smooth out the edges and get everything up for your viewing pleasure.
This one was done for the cruise-in this year.
Sunday, December 14, 2008

In the gallery...

This floral painting done a couple years ago is displayed in a little gallery in Sherwood, Oregon called Odgepodge. I love looking at it and finding new perspectives that I could not see when I was painting it. I did learn alot from this one, mostly that I prefer smaller bouquets for painting. It is for sale.

The windmills were done this summer following my trip to Europe and a visit to the Netherlands. Truly inspiring countyside. I did have a chance to visit some museums when I was there and have a "painting" lesson just studying the brushwork of the masters; Rembrandt and the gang.
Friday, December 5, 2008

Her Majesty

This beautiful butterfly inspired me. I never planned on selling her but when my equally beautiful sister wanted butterflies I couldn't denie that my sister should be the owner. The symbol of rebirth presented in the magnificence of butterfly wings is inspiring and soulful.

The beach

The Oregon coast is a beautiful place any time of year. Sunny beaches brings smiles from children building castles, windy beaches bring out the kites that soar to challenge the wind and the pilot, wintery storms call for cozy accomodations, tea and a good book. Whenever you can get away the beach is a destination and that is why when asked to paint something for the Middle school in Sherwood I chose an Oregon beach. The beaches here are often quiet and private, they are rocky and have their own character.
Monday, November 17, 2008

November update....

Yes, it is about time to hear from this artist. The 20/40 Challenge was a great success and I will post photos soon. Our gallery in Sherwood will repeat this event in 2009 with increased artist participation as we have generated alot of excitement. Computer challenges have slowed down my blog building but I will catch up with paintings soon. Please stay tuned....
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Challenge Update

I am filled with the excitement of creating and have 20 pieces in varying stages. The time is passing quickly and I feel that I am pacing myself well and allowing my child to play in these paintings. Some will be more interesting than beautiful and others pure whimsy but my joy is found in this adventure. Two more weeks and we will be getting ready for our September 13th show at Old Town Arts & More.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

20/40 Challenge

Planning for this special event and looking forward to the challenge. Masonite to cut to the 8X8 format, drawings to plan and gearing up for Monday, July 28th the start date for our 20 in 40 Challenge. The Sherwood artists are creating. Keep your eye on this blog for photos as the works progress.