Archive for November, 2009

Hiking Hurricane Ridge Olympic Peninsula

November 25, 2009

In Oct 2009 I visited my new grand baby, Nico and Nadia.  It was a chance for a painting inspiration…  I took time to visit and hike Hurricane Ridge on the Olympic Peninsula.  There are many beautiful places in this world and this is one of the best!  The weather was perfect during my entire visit.   Clear blue skies in Washington.  Wow!  I’m headed back to Washington this week.  Even with all the pain I have been through life is good!
Enjoy the photos


Working Together!

November 24, 2009

These two Ink paintings just seemed to go together so some action lines connected the pieces together. Thus, “Working Together”.

Color In The Flower Garden!

November 24, 2009

My next class will be after the holidays and I hope to have Free – Up II class with some of my students. Should be exciting with a lot of ink painting and lots of painting on canvas.

A Must See Movie! The Blind Side

November 22, 2009

A homeless black teenager, Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in, transforming Michael’s life and theirs.  Wow, this movie is amazing…  What a love story.  You must see this movie. 

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It’s a Party!

November 21, 2009

"It's A Party" is part of a collection I'm doing for a show.. TBD!

It is all about abstract expressionism.  I hope all of you are enjoying these paintings as much as I am doing them. It has been a great exercise to get my hands working again. Been a long time.
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Excitement Galore!

November 20, 2009

Ink Painting, "Excitement Galore" 12'X16" asking about $100.

I’m so excited to be back to painting. There is a lot to be thankful for… Two wonderful grandchildren, but to name a few!

Color My World

November 18, 2009

It is such a thrill to put color to paper... "Color My World"

I love to paint on canvas,but being able to do some simple works like these over the last few days and weeks has really thrilled me.

Abstract Expressionism… Expressing my feelings brought on by these very simple line paintings is difficult.  I’m not a writer.  So you will just have to feel them as they are and “draw” your own conclusions.  I plan to do more and also start a new painting on canvas so be looking for this in the coming days!

I have a new gallery to hang paintings in so there will be more information to follow regarding this announcement. I will tell you it is in Kelso, Tennessee so be watching for updates!

Getting Started Painting Hard To Do

November 18, 2009

This says it all… This is great advice for my art students…. Just start!

I Love Ink Painting!

November 18, 2009

"Just a Fun Day!"

Another fun day of painting… Wow, just a few colors and few lines make for interesting works. It is easy.. try it. A bottle of ink and a brush.. and just let yourself  go!   Oh, don’t forget paper.  Art supply stores will have different colors of ink and just have to have the nerve to start.

Friends asked to see more Ink!

November 16, 2009

"It's A Party"

Simplification… is my goal. Making it simple makes it pop!