Sunday, February 28, 2010


It's raining like crazy, nothing new, so I've decided to paint things around my little abode instead of using photographs.  These are some antique salt and pepper shakers I've had for a long time.  Acrylic's of course, on cardstock.  I'm getting faster also.  My sister and I are going to take a painting workshop in May, I'm very excited about it even though it is months away. But it will be in sunny California yipee!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Kachina Doll

I haven't been able to paint since I got back from Iceland, so I thought I would paint a picture of a Kachina Doll I own.  This is Koyemsi, a mudhead.  He's a Hopi Kachina Doll, I'm very fond of the mudheads, I was at a Pueblo one Christmas an got to see a dance where mudheads performed, it was fabulous.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Curly Horse from a photo by Kim Santinifor

Painted in Acrylics from a photograph by
Kim Santinifor, for The Virtual Party.  I didn't paint it until yesterday, which was a day late for the deadline, but I thought I would post it on my blog anyway.

If I had done this in my "usual" style it would be much more fussy, so I am kind of proud that I was able to do an animal in a "quick and dirty" fashion.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Quick quick stuff.  It's good practice and I'm actually beginning to enjoy it.  Maybe I'll be doing a painting a day pretty soon.  Still working on 5 tourist paintings, they are all of "Historic Houses of KTN", and I don't enjoy doing them, but they sell well.

Going to Iceland tomorrow for a week.  Won't have a computer while I'm there.  Take care everybody and paint something while I'm gone <3<3

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

For Studio Atelier

For another Challenge Blog - Studio Atelier - A photograph of a snowy road.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Another Deer Mountain

Once again Deer Mountain is threatened by logging.
It never stops.  It's completely immoral in my opinion, just as drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is immoral.  Greedy Alaskans, so addicted to their welfare checks that they want to destroy this beautiful state.  It makes me furious.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pussy Willows

I was walking today and saw a bunch of trimmings from a Pussy Willow in the back of a pickup truck.  Spring is definitely arriving in SE Alaska.  I brought some sprigs home and did a quick little painting.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Virtual Paintout

I lived in the middle flat in 1963.  I was shocked I could find it on Google Maps.  It has been totally redone since I and my first husband lived there.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Golden Delicious

I enjoy doing these quick little still lifes in between struggling with tourist paintings.  My scanner doesn't seem to be doing very well with colors and I don't have a clue why.  Maybe I'll have to read something about the scanner, yuk.

Monday, February 1, 2010

for Following The Masters

this is a copy of a Robert Henri sketch.  I read he was a great influence on Edward Hopper and I am quite fond of him.