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.


Ok, they are now dozer colored. Setting aside for a few and beginning another.

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Start (1/5?) Pipeline project. Tentative title, 3 D8 Dozers

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I like this of the side-booms lowering the pipe into the ditch. 
Am almost finished preparing my supports.


Trying out color and composition. 
I think my square format will work. Am gessoing the supports Matt is making for me. 
He is using birch plywood with fir cradles.


Face In The Forest

Face in the Forest/Our View of Juneau, oil on canvas, 9 x 12"
This painting was one of those I "had" to do ... so, I got it out of my system. 
My Dad and Mom noticed a face looking over downtown Juneau. 
Can you see it?


Pipeline Project

Another thumbnail sketch. These are about 2.5" x 3" or smaller.
To explain my project: Matt, my husband, worked in southern Oregon last year as 
an Environmental Inspector for a 42" diameter natural gas pipeline going through the area. 
He took lots of pictures for compliance evidence and we thought it may be fun to do a series of paintings based on pipeline construction. 
 This will be my body of work.
(For those of you getting this by email, here is the link to my blog.)


I have been sketching some thumbnails, getting geared up for my project.
I've decided to use 8 x 8" cradled birch panels.


Open Sesame

As I was toasting sesame seeds for tahini today in my cast iron pan, a face appeared!
Silly, right? ... oh well, you can sketch many different ways.
I didn't get too much done today. 
Just painted black edges on my painting of Juneau.



Warm-up for today...I can tell I was looking down on this figure - head is
big, feet small

Nearing completion. 
Is it a sign that it looks the best to me in this tiny format? 
I want to be done.


Coming along...

Harder to paint than I imagined...but it is coming along nicely I think.


Made a change

Fixed this one. Much betta.
This is a 12 x 9, acrylic and pastel.



Two in-progress

I like to have a couple of paintings to work on. 
The little vase is on linen and I rather like the way the raw linen looks. 
I am going to add a bit more color, but not too much more.


Our View

Still warming/ramping up. Have wanted to paint the view from our windows. 
This is from Douglas Island looking toward the mainland and downtown Juneau.


Warming Up

Our View, sketch

I am getting warmed up, seems I must do this whilst thinking about my project. 
So, I painted a little flower painting yesterday and began work on this painting of the view from our house on Douglas Island toward Juneau on the mainland.

I follow a lot of art (and food) blogs and sometimes find great advice for both!
is a 7 minute video by an artist named Cedar Lee on her Art By Cedar website. Thanks Cedar!



3 Dozers

Pipeline, Ditch, Backhoe
Thumbnail sketches (~ 2" x 3") 

Still need to determine:
1. Ground (canvas, panel)
2. Size (6 x 8, 12 x 12, ... )
3. Palette (Earth colors)



Hugo Robus       Steam Shovel 1920

Using this painting as inspiration, I am embarking on a project for a body of work. 
Hugo Robus is my husband's grandfather. He was a silversmith, jewelry maker, painter and sculptor.
Here are examples of some of his work.


Yellow Tulip
from June 2

Fifth of 5 paintings from 2011. 
This selection and review is a good beginning to the New Year -
the process got me thinking of themes for a body of work.


4/5 fav of 2011
This was my March 30 post
The Laundrymat

I like how this turned out, a little petit genre. A theme I am exploring.
I am intrigued with the slight curve of the middle washer. 
Would like to get a frame on it, even though it seems ok without.


Third out of 5 favorites painted in 2011.
The reason I like this is that I used acrylic gesso, sand, oil and pastel in it.


This is 2/5 of my top choices of my own 2011 works.
I enjoyed drawing this from a real human skeleton.


OMG 2012!
My post from January 3 is 1/5 on my list of favorite drawings/paintings that I posted from 2011.
I like it because it was drawn from a teeny-tiny little "coin" at the end of a bookmark...and I like that I took pictures of the drawing progress.
Oh, and another cool post from Art Biz Blog!