Friday, April 29, 2016

Felted red roses

Did this one a few weeks ago.

Gesso study

Multiple paint/stains over textured gessos.

Felted sunset

This is based on a painting be Lillian Smith.  

Felted forest

Needle felting from earlier painting.


Used same palette and worked on these side by side.    

Mug 1

A little palette knife play time.

Red roses

I put down a heavily textured gesso background first. To make roses i smeared on red paint w palette knife then carved out wet paints to reveal the white gesso.   Will try this again.   

Monday, April 25, 2016

Yesterdays rose

This is another one which has an abstract underpainting.    Im experimenting with this technique.   

Saturday, April 23, 2016

First in this rose series

I thought I had posted this previously but it didn't go through.   It was the first attempt - and my favorite to date.   I watched a you tube video on painting roses w oils.   I am using acryllics but trying to get the oil look using only a palette knife.

Home grown. A perfect rose.

My rose bushes are covered in blooms.   This is a favorite.     

Letty Navas roses

This is one of Lettys paintings.    She can be found by googleing Nava and Co.

Fresh Roses

This was painted over another abstract background.   Very little shows through.  

Green ribbon

Of the tree entries in the juried Spring Art Show at Woodbridge Winery - this is the one that took an honorable mention.    Helen snapped this.   


This is an old painting that I reworked for my granddaughter.    Good news.  She likes it.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Purple roses

I had an abstract underpainting done with a deep purple, titan buff, naples yellow and red iron oxide.   Thinking it would be interesting to use this as a base for a rose painting - this is the result.    

Question of the day

A friend brought this to show and tell.    Now i know what it is.   Do you?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

More and more roses

For some reason i had never thought about painting roses before.   But now i have a rose garden in full bloom so am a bit consumed by the maintenance and care they require.    I decided to try to paint them after several people lately have said how diffocult it is to paint them.     They were so right.   It is hard.     But fun.     

Im going back to an early painting style i was doing in the 1960s.     Feels good.   

More roses

My breakfast painting time this am. 


A new series of acrylics done w palette knife.   Im going for an oil painting look and feel.  

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Felted flower on blue

This is a smaller puece.  Abt 5 inches avross.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Felted still life

This the first still life i've done.   I liked developing the color variations ..  i hope you like it too.

Monochromatic rose

I was testing walnut inks and this is what happened.    A rose.    

Felted flowers 2

I enjoyed doing the first one so much i decided to do a fuller vase.    

First rose

A delightful flower.

Test two android

Here i go again.  So far i dont see a photo option.     

New to android

Im not sure this will work but am trying an app to enter a post in a neglected blog.    If it works i will post more later .    right now my only internet access is with cell phone.   I hope i can figure out how to add photos.   I have tried to publish this three times bu it saves as a draft.   Hmmmm.....