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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Palette knife release

When I work on my realistic paintings for awhile – I have to get a release from the realistic challenges and go crazy on a palette knife nonobjective abstract. So WA-LA! Here is my most recent palette knife. I love the vibrant colors. I dedicated this one to my niece Becca. Enjoy. It is 36×36,…

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Cool dirt!

This is some dried up dirt I found in a drainage ditch. Yes, I walk the drainage ditches. I take my pack of 4 furry friends on walks and I came upon this cool dirt. I took this with my iPhone. Think I’ll get it printed and see what it looks like bigger, maybe a…

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Recent painting of paintings

I have been working the past few days on these oil paintings. All are oil except for the bull – he is a chalk pastel. I have a show in March at Peach Tree Gallery in Lubbock so I figure I better get my rear in gear. I always work on more than one painting…

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Reese, Kaela and Abby at it again!

These young artists started class Tuesday with a warm up sketch of a still life. We discussed the Element of Space – the positive and negative space. The kids did a great job sketching. Actually all the classes drew the still life. Reese then worked on his tiger, Kaela her abstract painting and Abby her…

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Never a dull moment with these girls!

Alexis, Kate, Presley and Kendall are a great group of young ladies to teach. All the want to do is live here in the studio and paint, etc. I always inform them that I go to bed at 9:30! As you can tell by the pictures they had a great time yesterday. All smiles. The…

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Aubree, Chase, Riley

Aubree was making up from another class so she was our visitor for the day. Aubree is working on a painting of her horse. Her background is “Impressionistic.” For a little art history, we looked at some paintings by Monet and Renoir. We noted all the brushstokes you see in their paintings. I explained the…

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Lucy in the Studio

Lucy came into the studio yesterday ready for her hot chocolate. She loves Ms. Ronda’s homemade hot chocolate & MARSHMALLOWS! In the picture she is pretending to pour me more coffee. She had just drawn that tea pot in a still life. We looked at “Paul Revere” by Copley 1700′s. Revere was working on a…

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Yikes, I am behind on my posts!!!

Last week got away from me. I didn’t get anything posted. So here goes for a catch up: The kids are working on Animalitos, self portraits and animal paintings. Saturday I had the adult students over for a Christmas tree painting party. We had so much fun. I’ll post some of those pics too. Here…

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