Saturday, April 22, 2017

Raspberry Stain

This is a painting of some roses from my garden.  I designed the background on the computer using Photoshop, printed the graphic on archival card stock and painted the roses in oils.  I love integrating digital art with traditional art.  It gives me so much more to work with.  The digital background design is creative in and of itself.  Then painting the oil design on it is exciting, uniting the two art forms.
 
It has been awhile since I have participated in Pink Saturday.  I hope you enjoy my contribution.  Thank you to Beverly for her dedication.  How Sweet the Sound 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oil Painting Expressions


Oil Painting Expressions, an online oil painting course, has kicked off Session Four. I am teaching the first lesson, Ageless Beauty. There are 8 lessons from 8 talented artists plus the new Oil Basics Brush Ups series. New to oils? We make it easy to learn! Watch and paint along with the short tutorials in the Oil Basics Brush Ups Series covering topics like surface preparation, blending, leaves, twigs, fruit, flower petals, shapes, gold leafing, varnishing, and more. Already an accomplished oil painter? Then you can pick up some valuable oil techniques to add to your skillset! Visit www.oilpaintingexpressions.com to find out more. Join us for 11 months of painting inspriration and learning all in the comfort of your own surroundings!gold leafing, varnishing, and more. Already an accomplished oil painter? Then you can pick up some valuable oil techniques to add to your skillset! Visit www.oilpaintingexpressions.com to find out more. Join us for 11 months of painting inspriration and learning all in the comfort of your own surroundings!gold leafing, varnishing, and more.  Already an accomplished oil painter?  Then pick up some valuable oil techniques to add to your skillset.  New to oils?  We make it easy to learn.

Visit www.oilpaintingexpressions.com to find out more.  Join us for 11 months of painting inspiration and learning all in the comfort of your own surroundings.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 

Forget Me Not

 
Love this background design!  Lots of potential for a painted design on this one.  The design tells a story and the painting should add to the storyline.
 
Find more background designs at www.rosecote.com .
 
 


Monday, April 17, 2017


Damask Burn

This is a graphic I created recently on my Ipad using the apps iColorama and Art Studio.  I love making these graphics/textures and using them as backgrounds for my artwork or as textures over photos.

You are welcome to use as you wish.  Clicking on the link will open a larger version more suitable for print.

http://bit.ly/2ptL53e

Enjoy!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Roses, Drops, and Lace

This is a digital graphic I made some time ago, but it looked so fresh on this beautiful Easter Morning, I thought it would give a new perspective to the "old is made new".

I love roses, lace, dew drops, the vintage look and putting them all together to create something of beauty.

My wish for you on this Easter Morning is that you find joy, comfort, and beauty in the knowledge that everyday brings His blessing.  

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Summer Hydrangeas at 10,000 ft

 My Aunt has a beautiful old house in Victor, Colorado.  I think she has owned it for more than 50 years, and the house is well over 100 years old.

Victor is a famous gold mining town in the mountains West of Colorado Springs.  It is just a few miles from Cripple Creek, known for its gold boom days, which is booming again today!

My husband and I had the privilege of spending a few weekends at the Victor house this summer.  It was a much welcomed escape from the heat, and I spent the days painting!

The house is filled with antiques from my Great Aunt Pearl, my Great Grandmother McComb, and my Grandmother.  These furniture pieces, and china and glassware are all familiar, and I feel surrounded in the present and the past all at once.  Imagine sleeping in my Great Grandfather's brass and iron bed!  Grandpa McComb died long before I was born, and there I am sleeping in his bed!  Who knew?

On our trips to the Victor house, I discovered this old chair, It was begging me to paint it.  With my Aunt's permission, I painted these hydrangeas and plums on it while my Aunt watched and read the Bible.  She was thrilled with the result, and I was thrilled with the time we shared together!

There is another chair under the house that is calling to me!  This next summer I will be painting on it for sure.  In the meantime, I found an old 'pocket stove' that is demanding embellishment.  It will be at the Victor house next summer disguised as a table!

Decorative painting is a lifestyle for the young and old.

Raspberry Stain This is a painting of some roses from my garden.  I designed the background on the computer using Photoshop, printed th...