Sunday, December 31, 2006

Watercolor - Mountain Farm

New watercolor on e-bay now along with 3 other paintings. I really need to get back into painting again - I have been spending all my time making jewelry.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Illustration Friday - Peace

Today's Illustration Friday topic is "Peace". I used the woman and children in my Tarot deck for the Five of Pentacles and thought they would make a great image for today's theme. I put them in front of a manger with a angel in the top left and had my image called "Peace". I think it is one of the best digital images I have ever made. "Peace To All This Holiday Season."

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Holidays

Mixed media and collage painting - perfect for a holiday greeting!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Illustration Friday - Help

I haven't done an Illustration Friday piece in a few weeks and it is already Sunday but I thought I would try this one. Theme "Help" - my example a teacher.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Watercolor - Overlooking the Sea

I love this watercolor - I love the sky, love the color of the water and love the mood - it is on e-bay now.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Yellow Barn - Watercolor

This farm is on the back road by my PA house. I took the photo in the spring and the field in front was full of pink and lavender flowers. I found the photo the other day and thought I would do a quick watercolor. This painting is on e-bay now.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Watercolor - Patch of Beach

New watercolor - a little patch of beach among the rocks and trees. This is on e-bay now.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Watercolor - Snow Stream

New watercolor - it's going to be snowing soon - I hate the cold weather but love to paint snow.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Snowman Postoids

Started to work on some postoids for Christmas - so far just snowmen.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving Postoids

These are some postoids I made for Thanksgiving - I use these on all my mailings during the holiday season. They are postage stamp size and I print them on large label paper with a peel off backing so they stick like stamps. I am busy making some for Christmas now.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Fish House - Watercolor

I seem to be interested in puddles today. This is your typical "Fish House" here in NJ.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Watercolor - Country Farm

Another painting done in the studio from a sketch in my sketch book.

Illustration Friday - Clear

Illustration Friday topic - clear. Clear water in a clear bowl - home for the fish.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Watercolor - Hill Side Farm

This is a new watercolor - "Hill Side Farm". The drawing is from my sketch book - this is what I used to paint the watercolor back at my studio. I like to paint from my sketches because I am not influenced by the local color of what really is on location. This painting plus 3 more are on e-bay right now.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Illustration Friday - Smoke

Smoking Mona
This is my second entry for Illustration Friday "Smoke". I wasn't too thrilled with my first - I was in a hurry - but I came up with this later in the day and I like it a lot.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Watercolor - Fall Roadside

Watercolor painting - Roadside. Painting is 7 1/2 X11.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Halloween Image

This is another Halloween image I did. We have a circle and other Halloween images -I would liked to have spent more time on this one but here it is anyway.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Illustration Friday - Wind

I had this illustration done hours ago but just could not get it loaded up to blogger - what a pain. Illustration Friday theme - Wind and there is an "ill-wind" blowing in this illustration!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Shore Road - Watercolor

I am sick to death of painting fall landscapes. Just finished this "Shore Road" and it is kind of Hopper like - I didn't plan it that way but after it was finished and I took the photo it kind of reminded me of a Hopper. This painting is a watercolor 7 1/2 X11 and on e-bay now. I like to paint smaller sized paintings for e-bay as they are easier to send out.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Halloween Image

Halloween or Samhain, as I call it, is my favorite holiday. I have been making some images in Photoshop and will post them in the next few days.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Halloween Postoids

I love to make postoids (faux postage). I haven't made any in awhile so I thought I might make some for Halloween. Here are 4 samples. I print them on large label paper with a peel off backing so they stick just like a stamp and they are stamp size. I use them on all my mailings and the postman just loves them. I am going to make some for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year also. Photoshop is an amazing tool!

Monday, October 23, 2006

The Stream - Watercolor

There are so many streams that feed into our lake in The Hideout. This is one of them in fall color. This is a small painting 7 1/2 X11 inches and on e-bay now. I am getting sick of painting fall - I think my fall paintings have just about run their course until next year although I am not looking forward to painting snow!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Illustration Friday - Ghost

Illustration Friday theme - Ghost. I liked doing this one so much I did two! I love the B&W look.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

How Fall Feels - Watercolor

I love this watercolor - this is how fall feels rather than how it looks, if you can understand what I mean. I love to do these watery watercolors but I don't do then too often. I took a lot of photos in Pa. these past 2 weekends and am having fun painting from them.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Fall Walk - Watercolor

This is a walking trail at Tobbyhanna State Park in Pa. - I took a lot of photos here and I want to paint some more fall paintings from them. It was a beautiful sunny day and the trees were awesome. This is a small watercolor 7X11 and is on e-bay now.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Watercolor - Fall Lakeside

I am getting in to this fall painting - I like this one because the colors are not as bright - but when the sun shines on the trees some of the colors are brilliant. I have a bunch of this watercolor paper and I don't like it much but I have to use it, so I am doing these smaller paintings for e-bay. I think it is a little too smooth for my liking but hey it still works!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Illustration Friday - Smitten

Illustration Friday theme - Smitten. This is a hand made collage, open page spread from an Altered Book I did entitled "Love Tokens". Nothing says "Smitten" like love letters - especially love letters signed with a kiss. The little verse on the bottom says:

"This visionary theme is thine
From one who loves thee still
Tis writ to thee a valentine
But call it what you will."

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Winkie and Smutt

Nothing to do with art but this photo was taken in my studio so that should count for something. Anyway, this is something you never see - Winkie and Smutt sitting together on the same piece of cat furniture - just had to take a picture.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Lake in the Fall - Watercolor

New watercolor - I was up to our Pa. lake house this past weekend and the trees were amazing. Makes me want to do some fall paintings.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Illustration Friday - Trouble

Illustration Friday - Trouble. Looks like trouble to me!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Red Dress - Study

This is just a study I was playing around with - it is watercolor/gouache over an old acrylic/mixed abstract. Interesting combination. I wanted to see if the watercolor mixture would cover the acrylic - it does and also wipes off for interesting effects. I think I will play some more with this combination - lord knows I have a ton of unresolved abstracts to work with.

What I am working towards is the figure is actually part of the background - I am getting closer to what I envision but I am not there yet - also my figures need more work/study.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Illustration Friday - Phobia

I HATE spiders. Without my contacts or glass I can't see beyond my nose but I can see a spider clear across the room - go figure! Illustration Friday theme - Phobia - yea I guess I have a phobia for spiders.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Fog Fragment - Mixed Media Abstract

This is a small painting 4X12 inches but I see it matted in a wide 5 inch or bigger mat. I find it very intriguing.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Illustration Friday - Change

Illustration Friday - Change. In this world of plastic surgery - who knew Mona would go under the knife. Let's see - botox, eye lift, chin and cheek implants and of course a new nose - I wonder about the boobs!!!

This illustration is part digital and part good old fashion collage and a lot of fun to make.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Figure Study

I thought I would just play with some watercolor on sketch paper. I want to play with the figure, learn something and maybe have some fun - no pressure. Painted this today - just a quick study - about 20 minutes.

I always feel I want to reinvent myself with my art.