Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Table For Two

 I love when oil paint gets that creamy feel and falls off the brush in a way that feels natural and meant to be.   That is how I would wish all of my paintings to happen.   The truth is, it isn't always that way.

 'Table For Two', a 12 x 16 inch oil on gallery wrap canvas, was created with no set intention or design in the initial stage. I love not knowing what the outcome of or subject matter of a painting prior to working the canvas. The process is enjoyable as it holds no restriction and is totally freeing. I only hope the viewer can enjoy the end result as much as I have the process.

Feel free to click on any of the images for a full screen view.  

For more detail information follow this link.  

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sisu much?

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Prop pieces in progress for a new product line debuting at the FinnFest Tori Market
Student Development Complex
MTU 101
MacInnes Dr Houghton,

Wednesday June 19th 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Friday and Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

(my paintings will be at the Rosza gallery MTU)

The older I get the more I know, ... or think I know???
 Though it hasn't come without experience, I do know how to make a mess!   

Today amongst several other errands I had to haul a load of donations over to Sebeka and then managed to hit a jackpot on the way home. I think the other half may finally agree that those yard sales are not half bad. 

I almost cruised on by but did a quick change of  mind and pulled in the long drive... didn't find any thing else that suited my need... but the goldy was begging me to take her home.  Well, I hope the old owner doesn't cry, and I am thinking goldy won't (she will get lots of lovin from now on) ..  I grabbed a titch of sisu (it really was a perfect frame) and carved the back end off  of one side first with a kitchen knife and then a bit more with an exacto... which is, I might add, proof that I do know how to make a mess.   

for the non Finish type...sisu is translated as guts.   

Friday, May 3, 2013

Point Of View

                          I love creating work using a limited palette of color, and painting subjects that makes a view wonder, and sometimes even me,... what is she thinking?  This painting again was created with similar methods as posted on my painting demo.      
                        'Point Of View' is an 8x10 inch oil on a cotton canvas panel. 
                         I will be soon be painting again full time and am doing a bit of
                         experimenting with a limitied color pallete and technique. 
                       Click on any of the images to see a full screen view, or follow
                          this link to check out the auction.
               Proceeds donated straight to the peanut butter fund, and maybe a tube of paint.
                                          (The kiddos say thanks, and so do I.)