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.


Detail of snake-in-a-pot painting...still working on this, nearly there!


Not quite finished with this. 
Also, not sure I want to keep the top background yellow...
Any comments about that?


I have a bit more done on this...but the MOST exciting thing for today
 is that I figured out, with the help of Katherine Tyrrell 
of the famous art blog,
(go there)
how to add an email subscription widget to my blog! (please note the box at top right)
Thank you so much Katherine, and Feedburner!


You can't really tell, but I was looking a bit down on this. 
I think because there is no background.
...and I ran out of paper for the feet!

This is all I had time for today - too much hub-ub.


This is on my easel...
but with all the hullaballoo going on, I have not had any chance to paint.
(bathroom remodels)
I need to get going on this 
finish my last Zoom-In, too, which is nearly done. 
For my next post I could show you the
reworked NewMexicoGirl.



Face #2 (sketch)

Quick sketch on my panel of my next Faces painting.
This isn't someone I actually know, I just
think he is an awesome artist & writer.


New project

Faces #1
Kate (detail)
oil on panel, 6" x 6"

I will be working on painting faces, 
or heads actually, because they may not be facing forward.
It will be good practice.

Thanks for viewing and have a safe and happy 
Independence Day!

(still working on Zoom-Ins and
 re-working others that I thought were finished but were not...)