Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Study # 19 and So Long

Study # 19: Watercolors on khadi paper
This blog is going to hibernate. I need time to work without thinking about blogging, without spending precious moments checking blogs, even the ones I dearly like and enjoy. Occasionally I will visit here and there and  perhaps even leave a comment but basically I will stick my head down and concentrate on my own artwork.
Also my volunteer work is extremely important to me and must take precedence always over time spent online.. Pinterest and Tumblr remain areas of interest to me and therefore I will tend to them with affection:)

On another topic we came back from Florida yesterday with hardware well deserved in my estimation.
Steve got a silver in the 5k but had to scratch the track events due to his achilles problem. As for me, 4 events, 4 gold medals in the 5k, 400m, 800m and the 1500m events. After my toe fracture this summer followed by a persistent inflammation in the toes of that same foot I was able to run well and give it my very best. God is good. Indeed. I am humbled.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

# 18

Acrylic on St. Armand paper
Silence is golden.

Friday, November 16, 2012

16 and 17

Acrylic on khadi paper

Watercolor on St Armand paper
Frustrated because I have tons of paperwork (mostly filing things that have accumulated over the past 6 months or so) to do before I will allow myself to go back to my art work. I HATE piles of papers! So I am posting works that I did a while ago and that were already posted  somewhere else like Flickr for instance.
Also I am training a lot these days for races (5k and several track events)  in Florida at the beginning of December. Because of a foot fracture in June I could not qualify for next year's Nationals here in New Mexico so I have to travel to Florida to do that.........

Addendum:  And yes, I am 70 years old:)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

On a Totally Differrent Note...

Acrylic on Canvas, 16" x 20"

I decided to post this painting that I did a long time ago (over 10 years ago) on the subject of meditation. As you can see I had a lot of fun playing with my imagination.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last Day of October......

.....is a good day to post these 2 little paintings. I thought that I had posted them before but no:) An easy explanation: they were posted on my other sites.
Mixed Media on khadi paper

Mixed Media on khadi paper
I had drawn shapes on gampi paper (extremely fine paper). I used some of these to collage onto the khadi substrate. Once dried they almost  appear as if the shapes are drawn directly on the khadi. I really like that process which enables me to play with the placement of these shapes prior to gluing them.I also drew directly on the paper.Mostly watercolors were used.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Petit Dessin 14

Petit Dessin 14 mixed Media on St. Armand paper 
Nothing much to say these days, no precious words of wisdom falling from my mouth or my pen . Other blogs certainly fill that void:). Fall is beautiful, my work is coming along, happy.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Three More

A Pinterest picture(pine needle) was the reason for this foolish enterprise, could not finish it:)



Both paintings are mixed media on khadi paper.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Contrasts

The one above was done while visiting my sister in Paris recently (for her)

This one was done back home on my khadi paper. One kinda busy, the other one an experiment in restraint!
Less feels naked:)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

More Khadi Paper Work

Mixed Media on khadi paper


Same format, which I love, 8" x 8". I wanted to see if I could recreate the fun/feelings I had when I worked on my junk mail pages but the experiment did not quite work for me.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Watercolor collage
Watercolors, pens, inks
Going right along with my 8" x 8" khadi paper. I am totally enjoying doing those relatively (for me) free little paintings on this wonderful paper....still in love with it.