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.


The one that got away

I also painted this one day:

3/4-inch Minus     Oil on panel    23.75 x 17.75 inches

... and entered it into the juried show. 
It was not chosen but that's ok, 
I think I will put it in our group show in March 
... YIKES, March will be here very soon!

The frame is black, about 2 inches and made by my husband!!

Thank you, Matt!
 (this is just the first of many thank-you's because there will be more frames, etc to be made!)

Cheers everyone ... keep on painting!


Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Juried Art Exhibit

Every other year our arts council sponsors an art show 
juried by an Alaskan artist. 
I entered two pieces in the show and one was chosen!
This is the one that is in the show:

Fairmeadows Jersey Farm (3M Ranch ... Mud, Misery & Manure), oil on panel, 13 x 16 inches
I posted it in this blog before - February 2016.

This painting isn't for sale 
because it has so much meaning for me. 
Even more now since 
my father died this past October 29 at 91 years old.
The ranch meant the world to him and it still does to my family.

I am so grateful that Southeast Alaska artist Evon Zerbetz selected my painting and am heading over soon to see the show. (I was out of town for the opening on January 6.)

Reading that post from last year, I mentioned that I would post a photo of this painting in its frame:

Hope everyone's new year is starting out well with good plans and high hopes for the year.

Cheers and happy painting!