Monday, April 3, 2017

A Beautiful Painting - Artist Unknown (I wish I knew!)

I saw this beautiful painting on the internet and had to share it. I love the colors and the composition and really, everything about it! It surely inspires me. Now I want to paint with oils but should I? It's easy to get distracted by another great medium. And the oils - they can be so amazing, like this one!

Thursday, March 9, 2017


At one time, I just loved the French word "quincaillerie". I didn't know what it meant but it had a nice sound and look. Rediculous or not, oh well!  When I went to France a few years ago, I saw this in a town in Provence, the only time I saw it during my visit. I don't know if it's a very common word. Maybe it's a sign that I should do a painting of this place!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Swallowtail with Bluebirds

I'm working on some butterflies for my exhibit at the Norfolk Botanical Garden this summer. I thought I'd paint a few larger paintings to go with my 2 large linocuts. They will be big and sort of flat like the linocuts. I wanted this one to be bold and colorful so it will attract people! We'll see!
(hmm...I might add some more shadows now that I see it here)

17" x 19"

Monday, February 27, 2017

Little Daffodils

It seems that spring has arrived in February. These little daffodils are blooming too soon! We're having a bit of a warm spell here. It's funny, I can't remember planting them but here they are and I'm enjoying them! But I hope it doesn't mean that summer is going to be super hot this year. Some people think so!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Toulouse Lautrec coming to the Chrysler Museum!

The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia is having an exhibit of Toulouse Lautrec's work. I'm excited to be doing a blockprint demonstration there in June, during the show. See my name on the back of the card? Since I'm a member, I received this invitation to the opening and a card showing events connected to the exhibit.
The Chrysler is a first class museum with many fantastic works in their collection. You should go if you're ever in the area. :-)

Invitation to the show opening

a nice announcement

the back of the announcement
I'm there!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

FROM the EARTH exhibit

Our local Ceramic Designers Association has an exhibit in the gallery at the art center where I have my studio. The d'Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Here are a few works in the show. I've enjoyed seeing the variety of ideas!

Time Out by Leslie Hildreth

Mother Bird Protection by Ann Ruel

by Leslie Hildreth

Who Am I? What do I Love? by Michele Zimmerman