05.20.2018 – ‘I Can Help’

‘I Can Help’ is painting I created to donate towards a charity coming up in October that raises money for cancer research in the veterinary field being held by my workplace through the PuppyUp organization.  This painting will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the charity. In this painting, I wanted to capture…

03.12.2018 – ‘Light in the Dark’

This cute little picture was made as a quick study of the light of candle flame with focus on capturing the light and a gradual fade to black.  This was painted with acrylics on canvas and an enjoyable painting all around, created after viewing a video by Chuck Black on the subject.  I found this…

02.04.2018 – ‘Summer Scene’

Today’s project was working on a looser, impressionistic painting of a bridge by a lazy river in the summertime.  The focus was capturing the deep, contrasty shadows of the summer combined with vibrant foliage with pops of color.  Zoomed in, it’s a painting full of strokes of various colors.  Zoomed out, the painting snaps into…

01.28.2018 – ‘Venetian Sunset’

A break from portraiture continues with my focus shifting to an impressionistic landscape in acrylics.  This painting is of Venice showcasing vibrant colors, a gondolier in the foreground and the Santa Maria della Salute in the background.  This painting was fun and I enjoyed watching the colors shift as I worked my way through it.…

01.01.2018 – ‘White Flowers’

I finished this painting today and am fairl happy with the results.  I am by no means a “flower” woman when it comes to painting, but found this painting helped me explore some new challenges including working within a compressed tonal range of grays, working with both warm and cool green color strings to help…

11.20.2017 – Cake! – Finished

This portrait was a rough one.  It’s hard, painting a family member, every little thing jumps out and screams “WRONG!”  I had a really rough time with this one in the mid-portions when it just gets uglier and uglier, but I wrestled with myself and sat down today to work on it, once again, and…

07.29.2017 – In Progress – ‘Cake!’

I’m not entirely sure where I’m going to go with this one, especially in the background, but I’ve got a start on the portrait, feeling my way through it, trying things out.  I’m branching off and making up the color scheme as I go along, so the painting wanders as I work on it.  I’m…