Monday, November 17, 2014

30 Day Art Challenge

I have finished all 30 paintings for the 30 Day Art Challenge, and what I lot of fun I had.  I used several different mediums, styles and subjects, which I would not do in my normal painting day.  In other words, I played even more than usual.  I also discovered a new series that I am working on now as a result of this exercise.  I highly recommend this sort of activity to any artist.  Below are a few of the paintings that I did.  If you want to attend art walk in Pioneer Square for this event on Dec. 4, check out  There will be thousands of 8x10 paintings all priced at $50.

Burridge Workshop Paintings

These are the promised images from the Burridge workshop mentioned in my last post.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bob Burridge Mentor Workshop

I just returned from a three and a half day Bob Burridge Mentor Workshop.  Those of you who know me, know that I have taken a workshop from Bob once a year for 18 years now.  I will never tire of being around him and his work.  He is an inspiration to me and the first workshop I attended changed my life.  Since I have been attending these mentor workshops at his home, I have not attended any of his larger group workshops.  The mentor workshops only have seven artists in them.  As usual this year we had a great group of people and I hope to stay in touch with them and see them at future workshops.  This year was also different in that my friend Donna Wallace attended.  This was her first Burridge workshop and she loved it as much as I do.  I feel as though I created some really interesting figurative work, and I am anxious for the work to arrive home so that I can continue to work on it, mount it on boards, varnish, etc.  I have to ship my work and supplies home because Bobs' studio is located in Arroyo Grande, CA.  My supplies have arrived, but not my paintings.  So, I will post the paintings once they arrive and I get them photographed.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

30 Day Art Challenge

I am participating in the 30 Day Art Challenge at the Toshiro Kaplan Building this year.  You can see more information about the challenge at  I am painting 30 8x10 paintings in 30 days.  It is such fun to just paint whatever I happen to feel like doing that day and not worrying about working on whatever series I am currently doing.  I have done collage, acrylic mixed media, encaustic, my long legged people and other types as figurative work.  Who knows what will be next.  These are some of the paintings I have done so far.  The first one is Acrylic Mixed Media, the next one is Encaustic Mixed Media and the last one collage.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Acrylic Paintings

Here are a couple of new acrylic paintings that I particularly like.  I had two abstract paintings that I no longer loved and wanted to reuse the canvases.  I just negative painted the figures and scratched in a few lines, and now I have two figurative paintings.  I have found that this happens sometimes.  Take and old painting and do very little to change it completely and end up with something I really like.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time Flies

I cannot believe a month has gone by since my last post.  I have done a lot of painting and have participated in the Edmonds Art Studio Tour, so I have been very busy.  This was the most successful art studio tour of the nine we have had.  It was a joy to talk with the 298 people that came to visit my studio and the 4 other artists that were at my studio!  That is a lot of people to talk to and it really wore us out, but it was such fun.  The tour was successful both in number of attendees and dollars earned by the artists participating.  Below are a couple of the paintings that I sold during the tour.  The acrylic is 20x30 and the encaustic is a tiny 4x6 that I created at Daniella Woolf's workshop in July.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In the Works

I have just returned from a two week cruise to Greece and Turkey.  We were supposed to go to Israel, but you can imagine why that did not happen.  I am now frantically trying to get ready for the Edmonds Art Studio Tour, which is September 20 & 21st.  More about the tour later.  I want to get a few small acrylic pieces done for the tour, as I have mostly been painting with encaustic for the last year.  There just does not seem to be any time to paint lately as other things seem to keep taking precedence.

The painting group that meets monthly at my house is today, so hopefully I will get a lot of painting done over the next few hours.  This group has been meeting for at least five years, with a few changes, and it is a high point of my month.  Edmonds artists Tracy Felix, Lynn Scott, Mona Smiley Fairbanks, Angela Bandurka, Nancy Thompson and Donna Wallace from Redmond are the group members and it is a truly talented group.

I'll be back with some new acrylic paintings in a few days!

Here is a nice shot of some of the ruins at Aspendos in Turkey.  This is just one of many lovely sights I saw during the cruise.