Art Bar Class

Last night’s class at Art Bar, sponsored by the Arts Alliance, was a blast. Such a great turn out and absolutely amazing paintings by everyone. Thank you everyone who attended. If you’d like to be informed of future events, please enter your e-mail and subscribe so you will receive e-mail notifications. And don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

United Way 360⁰ – donation of ‘Sandstone Cascades’

“Sandstone Cascades”, Acrylic on 20X20 gallery wrapped canvas, 2017

This painting was inspired by the colors of the mountains and cascading water at Lisbon Falls during a trip earlier this year to South Africa.

I donated this piece to be auctioned this Friday, August 18th to the United Way 360⁰: Giving & Art United – an art auction & reception aimed at tackling the issue of child poverty in the community. 30+ original pieces from local artists across the Greater Cincinnati region are up for auction and all proceeds from the auction will be directed to the work of the Child Poverty Collaborative.


Blue Leopards

I must be missing Africa. I see leopard spots in my paintings tonight. I was fortunate enough to see eight leopards including three cubs during my recent trip to Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. It’s one trip I can check off from the bucket list but I feel Mother Africa calling me. I guess I’ll add it back as Trip Two to Africa. As for the paintings, Africa continues to inspire me and I think ‘Blue Leopards” is fitting. 

Last Pour of the Day

Something I like to do at the end of a painting day is to mix all of my remaining paint onto one canvas. I call it “the last pour.”  Sometimes it’s awful but most of the time I’m pleasantly surprised at the beautiful painting that emerges. I think tonights is a keeper. It’s still drying so there’s always a chance it won’t dry like the pictures but keeping my fingers crossed. 

Pink Flowers in Vase

My friend Linda was visiting from Colorado and asked to see my ‘hammer flower’ technique and so began ‘Pink Flowers in Vase’.

The painting changed quite a bit over time: the vase was smaller and a darker shade of blue, the table was black and there were fewer flowers and less greenery.  But I continued to work on it, taking breaks so I could get a fresh perspective, making a few changes at a time.  This painting makes me feel happy, and hope makes you feel happy too 😉