Friday, April 10, 2020

MARCH painting challenge: SPIRITUAL

Lorrie Dicesare 
Lorrie Dicesare


Lauren Falls

Ellen Rolli

Nancy Roll

Marylou Waterman

Sue Dragoo Lembo

Deb Corbett

Rosalie Sadowski

Friday, February 21, 2020

Painting Challenge: Incorporating the number 2020, the year 2020 or the feeling of 2020 into Your Art

Lauren Falls "When I was 20, collage from a diary"

Deb Corbett "20 Boxes with a hidden 20 inside one of them"

Ellen Rolli "20 Vessels"

Lorrie Dicesare "20 Pillars"

Lynne Dodge "20 Olives"

Nancy Roll "Waves, First Painting of 2020"

Rosalie Sadowski "2020, the Year of the Rat"

Sue Dragoo Lembo "Find the number 2020 in the painting"

Shelley O'Brien "20 marks on the canvas"

Shelley O'Brien "20 marks on the canvas" 
Lauren Falls "When I was 20, collage from a diary"


Lauren Falls "When I was 20, collage from a diary" 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Ink of the Day

So along with working on a vintage bathing suit series, I am also working on a small alcohol inks series. Below is my Ink of the Day. I'm loving the stained glass effect.

Dusk 5x7 Alcohol Ink on Board

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

New Bathing suit sketch

So, I've taken my first bathing suit sketch to the next level....working it out in acrylics. I like the suit but am unsure of the fish. Any thoughts on this are welcome. 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Preparing to Paint by Creating Color Charts


I'm getting ready to start a new series of Whimsical bathing suit paintings for the spring. My first step is to prepare several sketches and ideas and then list the paintings I intend to do. Next I decide on color schemes and finally sizes. I find it easier to have a color chart in front of me when choosing colors, so, here it is. Can't wait to apply the colors to my sketches. Look for a new series of Whimsical Vintage Bathing suits this spring!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Gift of Art- Holiday Painting Swap

For the past 3 years it has been a pleasure to host the holiday painting swap for my Painting Challenge Group, The Mavens.  Each artist paints a 6x6 painting and we pick names from a hat to see which artist's painting we will be taking home. Here are the artists and their gifts.

Shelley O'Brien holding a Lauren Falls
Deb Corbett holding a Marylou Waterman

Lisa Tiemann holding a Jeana McNeil

Lauren Falls holding a Deb Corbett

Marylou Waterman holding an Ellen Rolli

Jeana McNeil holding a Shelley O'Brien

Rosalie Sadowski holding a Nancy Roll

Nancy Roll holding a Sue Dragoo Lembo

Sam holding a Lisa Tiemann


Ellen Rolli holding a Rosalie Sadowski