Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

8x10 oil on canvas
Palette Knife
 I wasn't sure I would have a Valentine's Day Post, but I did! I got some tulips yesterday, and worked, or tried to...from the flowers, not a photo.  Every time I looked a the flowers they were opened more, and changing. the small one on the right, just came out looking like a top view, so I made it that way!
Thank you for reading my blog, and some of you comment each time. Thank you. It is fun to get feed back.  This is palette knife painting #4.  I sure enjoy the clean up so much more! BUT. How long does it take to dry, I wonder!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sunday Shoes

Another small painting, 5x7 palette knife painting of Keri's little shoes. These are even smaller than the flip flop! I am such a 'saver' and some times I am glad that I am. These were such a joy to get out and paint. Shoes are still her favorite thing...along with purses! I do have 'both' of these! I don't know why I am missing some mates to the others.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


This is my daughter Keri's little flip flop. I don't know exactly how old she was, but you can see her little shoe was about 6" long!  My grandparents came to visit, and when they left my Grandmother told her that she would go home and get her a pair of red flip flops and mail them to her.  Every single day, starting the next day we had to walk to the mail box to look for her shoes.  Even though I told her it was too early for them to be here, she insisted. Then when they did come in, she wouldn't wear anything else. They are completely worn off the bottom and full of stickers. For some reason I can't find the other one! I have a box with some more little precious shoes in it!
This is palette knife #2, and is very small.  3"x4" (I think.)
 It definitely is easier to clean the knives than the brushes!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Rodeo Parade

This old pick-up belongs to a good friend of mine.  She always drives it in our rodeo parade.  She always has it decorated with Red White and Blue.  This happens to be my first palette knife painting ever.  I am sure there is a lot I need to do different, but it's a start! I enjoyed it...however, a couple of times I wanted to reach for a brush, but refrained!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

VW Bus Finished

I spent a few days tweaking and changing up on the VW.  I didn't like some of the background, so I changed that, changed the color of one bike, and finished them.  It is 18x24 like the Woodie, and the Red Truck. I took some photos as it progressed with my phone because I forgot my camera, and they didn't turn out very good, so I am just posting the finished photo.
Just a reminder of my torn paper collage workshop coming up March 28-29th. If interested email me.

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...