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.


Faces #11 - Day 3 Fini

Mimi    6" x 6"  oil on panel

The only thing I changed from this is the hat ... I made the brim a bit larger.

... check her blog out, it is great!


Faces #11 - Day 2

Yes, I did sign it but still have more to do ...

Next post will have the finished painting.


Faces # 11 - Day 1

Guess I had better get painting if I want an even number of Faces paintings! .... 

(for exhibiting????)

I have just about finished number 11, after getting permission to paint
Mimi Thorisson, from a photo of her on her incredible and amazing
food/photo blog, Manger. This link directs to a recent post. 
I really really like her blog - she does not post often, but it is fairly regular. (I have signed up for her email blog posts, like I would love you to do!)

She lives, cooks, and blogs in Medoc, France, sigh ... what could be better? 
(well, if I lived there of course I would paint in addition to cooking ... )

Here is the beginning of the painting:


Merry Christmas!

Two Red Flames (after Gerhard Richter)   12" x 9"   oil on Wallis paper

I love Richter's candle series and thought it appropriate for Solstice and Christmas.

Cheers and Happy Holidays to one and all!


Crawford Notch Painting

The Standout        21" square       oil on canvas

A few lyrics from a song called Stand Out 
- from the Disney movie "A Goofy Movie". (I didn't see it.)

To stand out
Above the crowd
Even if I gotta shout out loud
Till mine is the only face you'll see
Gonna stand out till you notice me, yeah...

This tree was definitely shouting out.
All the others were just a crowd.

Thanks for looking at my art blog!