Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


so cheap & juicey

Last night i drew this of two clementines on one of the plates i made. Am beginning to paint it today.


i didn't think the portrait came out that well, so, since i love Francis Bacon...
Last day.
This is the third day.
Today i am posting about our portrait lesson in painting class. We had a model for about 4 classes. This is the first one.


Painting on top is now officially done!
This is called "Hiding". Painted at home, but not quite finished. Need to work just a bit more on it. Palette is blues/violets and yellows/oranges. i made the juicer in ceramics last summer. It works!


My project for painting this semester is "limited palette". For still lifes, sp, landscapes, abstracts and this is my study in blues.


This is the finished painting. Took the photo today...it is not exactly photo correct for now. Someday i will take pictures of all my work and keep them organized.


This is the painting before the beginning of fall

My project this semester will be using a limited color
palette. i am beginning with a still life, using a range
of blues. Will publish the photo later.

i started this spring semester. it is based on a photograph from Iceland, i think (i just tore it from a magazine).



another idea is to use only one color scheme:
my favorites are - green, purple, orange


Making a Mark: smARThistory - an online resource with a difference

Making a Mark: smARThistory - an online resource with a difference
(this is an interesting Art History website that i will be exploring)

Well, UAS will be starting on Sept 3 and i am taking History of World Art II and Advanced Painting - both with my mentor, Jane Terzis. Looking forward to both classes.

i have to have a project for Painting class. The main thing i want to do is just ..paint paint paint... to get some oil(mostly) - pastel - acrylic, whatever - on the "canvas". Haven't been able to do much this summer with all the house stuff going on and traveling and doing ceramics (which i LOVE).

Have some ideas...finishing gift paintings, doing a new gift painting....not sure what this project will be called. Maybe "tying up loose ends"... experimenting with styles, collage, collaboration. AND getting ready for the March show with Timi and Carol!!!

i have a title for a painting "So you want a Rothko" ... see what happens ...


I will be taking Beginning Ceramics during June. Hope to take some photos of those creations. Am excited to try a totally new medium.

This little pastel is done on Pastel Card and the gray is the rough raw surface. The tomato was sitting on my laptop. Title is "tomato on an apple".


This is the final Cape Perpetua oil painting, done with palette knife and brushes on masonite. It got chosen along with two other paintings for the UAS Juried Student Art Show going on now at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC).


I have not been good about blogging....mostly because our computer died. But now i have a new one :)   Am still painting. Will show a couple paintings done this spring '09 semester. This is a painting from a photo taken by my cousin, Tim Srofe, of Cape Perpetua on the Oregon Coast. This isn't actually the finished painting. i will take a picture of the final work and post it here, too....for comparison. This was done part palette knife and part brush - oil on board.