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.


 Above by recently deceased New Yorker cartoonist Al Ross

This is very true! Sigh ... and today, I am not goofing off, am
moving boxes getting ready for some remodeling ... and my
studio/laundry room is packed with stuff that I have to joggle
around before there is room to paint again.


LPChallenge warm-up

Airport Windows (tentative title)
Think I am still working on this a bit.


I found a group formed called Limited Palette Challenge on fb.

We can only use:
1. White
2. Black
3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
4. Ultramarine Blue
5. Alizaron Crimson

I have joined and will try some paintings!


While waiting on an order of 8 x 8 canvases, which should be in my hands soon - thought I'd do a sketch of one of my photos and possibly do a painting. This particular photo was actually a reflection caught while waiting at the Austin, TX airport. I turned the photo upsidedown to sketch. 
It brings to mind Mondrian.


Zoom-In #4 Finished

Oil on canvas, 8" x 8"

Original painting by _________________
                                                       Title _________________________


Zoom In #2

8" x 8" oil on canvas 

This is my zoom-in. Who painted the original? 

Please go to my
and feel free to comment!

Here is the link to a photo of the original painting. This was fun! 
This is a link to a photo of the first zoom-in painting (from the 4/16/12 post).


Here is the beginning of my second "zoom-in" painting.
It is a cropped portion of the painting
" _____________'s  _____  ___________"

Can you guess?


Zoom In #1

My idea to "just keep painting" (that I hear in my head every day) is to zoom in 
on a famous painting and paint that little section of it. 
Many people will most likely realize who the famous painter was/is, 
but it will be a fun and interesting challenge for all involved!