Art Washes from the Soul the Dust of Everyday Life. Pablo Picasso


Monday, February 21, 2011

Prep Work

I haven't accomplished much as far as painting this week. I do have a commissioned window painting I need to work on. My customer, a good friend of mine, had already chosen the window she wanted but wanted the blue paint stripped from it. Saturday found me donning gloves and tackling that chore.

I sprayed the chemical and scraped and scraped.....

Saturday afternoon was beautiful. My husband was also outside, working on his motorcycle. While I was scraping paint he brought horseshoes over and we both took a break to play a round.

My game started GREAT! I scored 3 points and a ringer in the first few tosses! But then quickly lost my touch and hubby stomped me. I blame the gloves I didn't bother taking off. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Break's over, time to scrape more paint!

Eventually, just as it was getting too dark to see what I was doing, I decided I'd removed all that could be removed!

And just in case you ever wondered, paint stripper doesn't strip skin off! Just in case you ever drop some on your exposed toes. Not that I did that or anything!

This window is ready for a new scene! Stay tuned....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I just completed a commissioned window painting, from a photograph my customer provided. It's a surprise for her husband and I love being in on these sort of surprise gifts!
I struggled some with the mountains and snow in this scene, but the great thing about painting is how forgiving paint can be and once dry, can easily be painted once more!
Here's the progress of this painting from start to finish:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cozumel Completed!

I posted when I began painting this scene here, then progress here. I've finished this 11x14 canvas painting and wanted to share it with you here.

It is for sale, and has been posted to my etsy site here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Time for the Knife!

I'm working on a commissioned window painting of Aspen. Of course Aspen means mountains. I started painting some of them with a brush but hey, mountains are definitely more rugged than what a brush can do! So, time for the knife, the PALETTE knife! Nothing captures a mountain quite like a palette knife: