Friday, March 29, 2013

To thine own self be true

This has always been one of my favorite sayings and come good or bad I  stand by it. 
This is an 8"x10" oil on canvas with encaustic wax added for a dreamy effect.  In reading posts this morning, I ran across these awesome textured overlays
and added a few for a textured/dimensional effect.

Have an awesome weekend and beautiful Easter!

Thursday, March 21, 2013


ec·cen·tric:  adjective  \ik-ˈsen-trik, ek-\  deviating from conventional or accepted usage or conduct especially in odd or whimsical ways.
9"x12" canvas mixed media

Cheaper than therapy

I use art of relieve the stress.  I was at the art supply store the other day and the girl at the counter said "Its cheaper than therapy".  She didnt know how true this was for me.    Its acrylic, etc. (mixed media) on 9"x12" Canson 185 lb paper.  

Saturday, March 16, 2013


“In Silence there is eloquence.”
This is my original 8"x10" oil on canvas.  The eyes are alittle wonky, and its definately not perfect, but it is progress today not perfection. 

Then I used Pixlr to get these effects.

Then used Photoshop to add this frame montage by Eenas Creations PS I Love U from Deviant Scrap.

I applied the beautiful frame by CRenee/PhotoMontage Grandeur3 from Deviant Scrap to produce this.  Love painting these little girls and then working with them in Photoshop and Pixlr for different effects.  Two more on the way, waiting for them to dry.

Friday, March 15, 2013

13 min of true inspiration


Jane DesRosier/Gritty Jane posted this video on her site and I just had to repost.  13 minutes of true inspiration.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Here is the my original, 8"x10" oil on canvas.

Manipulated 8"x10" oil on canvas using Love this program for adding cool effects and adjusting color. Too much fun!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


8"x10" mixed media journal page
Second painting with Mindy Lacefields True Free Spirit Class.