Monday, September 6, 2010

"The Morning After"

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Acrylic ink, brush and pen on Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10
I love doing monochromatic paintings.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

"Caged"

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Acrylic Ink, pen and brush On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10
Whenever I have been away from my easel for a period of time I always find I need to start back with an abstract. This helps to get my creative juices flowing and loosens me up quite a bit.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Summer Squash"

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Acrylic Paint On Stretched Canvas

6 x 6

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Red Pepper On A PLate"

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Acrylic On Stretched Canvas
6 x 6

Friday, June 25, 2010

"Four Tomatoes"

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Acrylic On Stretched Canvas
6 x 6

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"2 Pears In Acrylic"

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Acrylic Paint On Stretched Canvas
8 x 8
I have done this picture before with watercolor but I thought I would give it a try in acrylic paint. Unfortunately I was not able to get a good picture of it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Red Pepper On A Tablecloth"

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Acrylic Paint On Stretched Canvas
6 x 6

Monday, June 21, 2010

"Yellow Pepper on a Plate"

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Acrylic Paint on Stretched Cnavas
6 x 6

Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Avocado #6 in acrylic"

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Acrylic on stretched Canvas

8 x 8

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"A Trio Of Peppers"

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6 x 6

I have decided that I need to concentrate on my painting skills for a little while. I will start teaching Floral workshops at Michaels soon so I need to practice a little. I will start doing some floral paintings next week to get my mind into it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Green Apple"

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6 x 6
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
This was a fun , quick painting to do. I just love working with strong shadows and one directional lighting. Originally the apple was resting on a black background but I felt it got lost in the abyss so I felt a patterned backing was needed.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"In The Shadows"

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Graphite On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10
This was a difficult portrait to complete due to the fact that B.J.'s face was in the shadows and the sun shone on him from behind. Even though I knew it might not be very successful, I did it as a challenge. When something feels uncomfortable to do it actually helps in developing skills further. It takes you out of your comfort zone.

Friday, June 11, 2010

"Behind The Shadows"

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Acrylic Ink, Pen and Brush on Stonehenge Paper
3.5 x 15.5

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"BJ"

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Graphite On Stonehenge paper
20 x 24
This is the largest portrait I have ever done. I have done this picture of my son before but only on an 8 x 10 size. I loved the size and plan on doing a lot more in the future at this size. I have also started doing my own matting and framing. When you go this big it is very difficult to buy store frames to fit and it is much more convenient to start doing it yourself.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Hope"

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Ink on Watercolor Paper
5 x15

Sunday, May 2, 2010

"Pear #2"

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8 x 10.5
Watercolor On Watercolor Paper
I just can not get enough of the pear. The shape and how the light reflects off of the surface offers lots of fun challenges. I am still discovering things about watercolor and am exploring the different ways to manipulate the medium.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Mussels in the Corner #2"

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Ink on Watercolor Paper
8 x 8

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Strawberry and Crystal"

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Ink on Watercolor Paper
5 x 5
I took this picture the other day. I didn't realize how odd this strawberry was until I looked at the shots afterwards. it looks like a little present or package. I did this using Winsor and Newton Calligraphy ink and Daler Rowney Acrylic Ink. I love these two products. They work very much like watercolor but dry more quickly and are even less forgiving than watercolor.

"Hold My Hand To Feel My Heart"

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Ink On Watercolor Paper
8 x 14
Pen And Brush

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Blue Wine Bottle"

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Watercolor On Watercolor Paper
8 x 12

Monday, April 19, 2010

"A Pair Of Pears #2"

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Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
8 x 12

Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Pear"

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Watercolor On watercolor Paper
8 x 12

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Don't Move #2"

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Water Soluble Colored Pencil On Watercolor Paper
8 x 10
I love this picture of my son. Strong shadows create great shapes on his face.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"When Tears Collide I can See His Soul"

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Acrylic paint On Stretched Canvas

20 x 24

"When Tears Collide I can See His Soul"

Unfortunately some things can not be experienced through photographs. It is difficult to see but in this painting I have used metallic paint. In the right light it shimmers. It is that affect that reminds me of tears. When I do an abstract painting I feel it is a record of my thoughts and ideas over a period of time. A look into my soul in a way. Just pure thought, images and emotions.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Topsy Turvey"

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Graphite On Stonehenge Paper

8 x 12

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"A PAir Of Pears"

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Colored Pencil On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 12

Friday, April 2, 2010

"Blahhhhh"

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Graphite On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10

"Imperial Palace Marble Dragon Staircase Detail"

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Acrylic Ink On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 12
My ink drawing was done from a photo that I had taken on my travels in China. It is a closeup shot of the marble details on the staircase outside the Imperial Palace in Beijing. The reason there are stairs on either side of the central design is when the Emperor was transported through the grounds of the palace he would have been carried. His attendants would be on both sides of his throne and they would walk the stairs and the Emperor would be carried above the dragon designs. When you visit the Imperial Palace you are over whelmed by the enormity of the place and all the intricate details...so much to see!!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

"Twilight"

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Acrylic Paint On An Oval Canvas
20 x 24
Within this piece, I tried to create an energy and a spark. An explosion of color and shapes. The central gold piece is where the energy starts but also it is the core from which everything comes from. Within all my abstract pieces it is always about creation of life so the center can also be the birth zone or "egg" and everything around it the production of life. Another element which I always include as well is the sperm shape which flows in and around the core creating life and energy.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Mmm Mmm Good"

NOT FOR SALE
Graphite On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10
BJ loves to help me cook and he especially loves to lick the mixers and clean out the bowl!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Sweet As Pie"

NOT FOR SALE
Graphite On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10

I just can't get enough of my little fella!!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"Yummy Mixers"

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Graphite On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10
I love seeing my son experience those things that will become fond memories in his adulthood. I can remember always baking with my mom and being lucky enough to be able to lick the mixers after making a coke or mixing cookie dough.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Jack"

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Graphite on stonehenge paper
8 x 10
I really enjoyed doing this piece. The shirt was a challenge but I think it turned out well.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Don't Move"

NOT FOR SALE
Graphite On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10
This portrait focuses on light and shadow.

Monday, February 22, 2010

"AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"

NOT FOR SALE
Graphite Pencil on stonehenge paper
8 x 10
I just love drawing my little BJ!!!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Avocado #6"

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Graphite On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10
I never realized how much I liked drawing the Avocado until I just realized that I did this picture twice!!!! This has never happened to me before. The second time doing the same picture and it seemed fresh and new to me. I am not sure if they turned out the same or if I did manage a new take on it. You be the judge!!!!
$200.00 + $20.00 S&H

Friday, February 12, 2010

"I am not sleepy"

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Graphite and Colored Pencil On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"Avocado #5"

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Water Soluble Colored Pencil
On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10
I have revisited the avocado. This time I used a new graphite colored pencil called GRAPHITINT by Derwent. It is also water soluble. I was hoping the color would not have been so bold but overall I liked how the new product worked.
$200.00 + $20.00 S&H

Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Woopi"

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Graphite On Stonehenge Paper
5 x7
This is a drawing of my son's woopi cushion. I was taking photos one day of other objects and my son laid his woopi cushion on the table in the sun. The way the sun defines the soft curves of the toy just looked amazing. I needed to do a more whimsical drawing after the last portrait to loosen up my mind.
$100.00 + $10.00 S&H

"Mr. Gabriel Amah"

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Graphite On Stonehenge Paper

11 x 16

This is a portrait of my late father in law, Mr. Grabriel Amah. He was a very kind and gentle man. Very soft spoken. He has been greatly missed. Also, I hope to do a portrait of my late mother in law so that they can be hung as a set.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"A Penny For Your Thoughts"

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Graphite on Stonehenge Paper
8 x 10
This drawing took sometime to complete. when I do such a detailed drawing I have to be in a mental state that is very meticulous. Since getting into the grove the other day I decided it was time to tackle this piece. I loved the way it turned out and I am planning on doing it again in colored pencil.
$200.00 + $20.00 S&H