Monday, August 8, 2016

Index Card a Day (ICAD)

Hi Everyone,

It has really been awhile since I posted but you can  see I'm making a bit of a change.  I have wanted to play even more with my art and I discovered mixed media art journals and then ICADs.  I came across the latter recently and am have fun just experimenting.  I'm not doing the challenges found on as I was late for that but for now, I will work on just learning new techniques, experiment and have fun.

Yes, the ICADs are done on index cards which I will do too but I really like repurposing all that junk mail we get. (I will keep the size 6x4inches.) This is the first done on junk mail.  I finger painted it first with acrylic paints to block out the printing, added stamping and fussy cut some napkins which I adhered with acrylic medium, did some doodling and added a stamped saying.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 27, 2016


This bouquet was "cut out" by using a negative painting technique from a jumble of all sorts of colorful marks I had made all over the panel. I also added a large flower for a focal point and then used oil pastel to add some additional line work. Everything was very intuitive.

Hope you enjoyed looking at as much as I enjoyed painting it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Red with Blue

Another long time since I posted; no good excuses.  This painting is mixed media (acrylic and oil pastels) on a prepared hardboard. It uses both negative and positive painting techniques.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, June 2, 2016


Wow-it has been some time since I last posted.  Throw in a vacation and working on a new approach to my painting and I've not wanted to post anything.  Here is a mixed media (acrylic, acrylic ink, collage and oil pastel) that pleases me.  Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, April 29, 2016


This little painting is my abstracted idea of one of the most beautiful flowers to me.  I never had any luck in growing them but maybe painting them will make up for that lack.  Painting mixed media has been very relaxing for me, not easy, but fun.  Sometimes, at night, I have a hard time falling asleep because my brain is whirling with possibilities and I can't wait until I am back in my tiny studio.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Just Keep Swimming

I wasn't sure what would develop from all the preliminary marks that I made in the early layers but out popped this fish who just keeps swimming just like I have to just keep painting.

This is mixed media on 300 lb. watercolor paper and is 5 3/4 x 9 inches.  Thanks for looking.