Flaming Fire Red Rose #Garden #Paintings


This is a set that is best viewed in person. Photos just don’t do them justice. It was inspired by footage of the wildfires in California this year, specifically a garden with roses on fire. Not something I’d want to happen to anyone, but it was a great inspiration for these paintings. I began with a textured surface and then a metallic base background in silver. Then I used acrylic and ink, in red, yellow, and orange layers, to build the roses and flames.

#ArtDeco Inspired #Geometric #Acrylic #Painting

I’ve pointed out before that Stan and I love the look and feel of the Art Deco period. We collect many things from the period and it influences many things about our house and the furnishings. One day I got it into my head that I wanted to create an Art Deco inspired piece for our family room. I knew I wanted it to be geometric, to be somewhat reflective, and I knew I also wanted to use acrylic skins for parts of it. After working on it for over a year off and on it is finally done. I’m calling this painting “Building Veiled Geometry.” Continue reading “#ArtDeco Inspired #Geometric #Acrylic #Painting”

More Moving #MonoPrint Additions


All of these monoprints started out in acrylic or printmaking ink. I added ink, pastels,  and watercolors as needed.  Visit the other monoprinting tabs to see more.

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Two #Winter #MixedMedia Paintings

These both are mixed media pieces that I was inspired to do after our recent snow fall. They both have a mix of acrylic, watercolor, and iridescent pencil. Continue reading “Two #Winter #MixedMedia Paintings”

More #Art-Folding Screen With Vivid #CrystallinePaper Inserts


I’ve almost finished working on the folding screen with crystalline paper inserts. We found the screen at a yard sale for next to nothing and I thought I could do something interesting for the inserts. I made some crystalline papers for other projects and decided I’d give them a try for the screen. The result is stunning. Even in fairly low light the colors come through. Below are two of the inserts. Each one is different and has a personality all its own. Continue reading “More #Art-Folding Screen With Vivid #CrystallinePaper Inserts”

February 2016 #MonoPrints

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These are loose, abstract, free form monprints. Some I have not touched, others I have only gone back to add a little watercolor or acrylic paint to add to the composition. I’m happy with them all, but it is likely I will come back to them or use them for other pieces again.

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