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.


Sherry Glass Egg, 8 x 8, oil on canvas

So, I drew this first. (sorry, sort of light)
Thought the painting was gonna take a long time, but really took just a few hours.

Also working on reworking my New Mexico Girl...think it is getting closer.
Also began my "Faces" series.


Zoom-In #8 Finished

Zoom-In of Central Park by Hugo Robus
8" x 8" oil on canvas

Robus was first a painter, then a sculptor. He was my husband's grandfather. 
The painting, Central Park, was in the house in New York as my husband and his sister grew up.
I had fun painting this. Central Park is one of my favorite paintings in the world.

Here is a photo of the original Hugo Robus painting:

Central Park by Hugo Robus
27" x 33" oil on canvas


NM Girl Finished

New Mexico Girl
Oil on canvas, 14" x 11"

Pretty happy with this. Always have wanted to paint her. 
She must have been about 4 or 5. 
I asked if I could take her picture and she nodded and posed.


Begin NM Girl

As I begin to paint my little New Mexico girl, 
I completely forget about all the other paintings I have done before. 
It is a strange phenomenon. I am very focused and time goes by in a flash.
Taking a break I look at this website and learn about portrait artist Antonio Mancini's Graticola. 
I have heard about view finders, but Mancini's wire grids are new to me.

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Little Girl from NM

Decided to paint this little girl from New Mexico -
from a photo I took long ago


Zoom In #7 Finished

After Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night

Oil on canvas, 8" x 8"
I used the same limited palette that I have been using these past few weeks.
My thought is that I probably did not use as much paint as he did.

Here is the whole painting.

Also, to view the progressions, go to my blog.