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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


6 x 6
oil on panel
I painted this as a birthday gift to my dear friend Kristina. Kristina is one of the most insightful, compassionate, and fun people I know and had the great privilege to work with when she was a therapist at our hospital. Since we've both more or less retired, we've had lots of fun play dates, indulging in various crafts, cooking projects, and gallery explorations, as well as kayaking with our husbands. She's always coming up with something new and interesting to do, which most recently was cheese making! She was a pleasure to paint and I hope I did credit to both her inner and outer beauty.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ready and Waiting

oil on panel
6 x 6
A couple of little Halloweeners waiting for their party to begin. I really loved the halo of backlighting glowing through their hair.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fun in Kentucky with Dreama

8 x 8
oil on panel
 9 x 12
oil on panel
 12 x 12
oil on panel
I'm just back from another great workshop with Dreama Tolle Perry, this time held in Lexington, Kentucky. The weather on the drive down was less than auspicious, pelting me with wind and rain all the way from Indiana, through Ohio, and into Kentucky. And shortly after settling into my hotel, tornado warnings began for Lexington and the counties surrounding it and continued well into the night. This was the view from my room. The block of buildings impressively lit up by the setting sun, was where the workshop was held.
Happily, the ominous weather of my arrival day cleared up beautifully by the next day and remained fine for the next three days of the workshop.

Dreama is a treasure and her workshop was in every way, as inspiring and informative as I remembered. Additionally, it was a pleasure to be in the company of the lovely women who also attended. Every one of us were in love with painting and reveled in the experience.

The two paintings with the geraniums were done from photos provided by Dreama to the entire class, from which she demonstrated her techniques. The cat painting is from my own reference of our  Kitty Pie.