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Chateau Bleu Updates

Chateau Bleu Updates

I really struggled with the color of the porch, but finally went with a deep turquoise mixed with blue. I like the effect. Today I worked on adding some highlights to the white parts of the house. I added additional framework to the roof decoration, […]

Update on Chateau Bleu

Update on Chateau Bleu

The door is finally finished. I defined the door itself and the framework around it. The fleur de lis stained glass is finally done. It took on many manifestations before I finally settled on the red fleur de lis surrounded by blue. I added a […]

Update on my Current Painting.

Update on my Current Painting.

Here’s an update for my current painting. I have come up with a name for it … Chateau Bleu. 🙂 The transom above the door is done. I changed the plaque from a single large fleur de lis to three small ones. The door still […]

Updates on My New Painting

Updates on My New Painting

I still haven’t come up with a name yet, but I’ve been working pretty intensely on this painting for the last few days. The muse fled me for a few days, but she’s back now with a vengeance, I’m happy to report. I’m continuing work […]

First Art Commission Part 2 – Crystal Hot Sauce

First Art Commission Part 2 – Crystal Hot Sauce

My first art commission was a two parter. The first part was Crystal Preserves. This is the second, Crystal Hot Sauce. Here it is from sketch to completion. I will be offering prints of both very soon.

First Art Commission – Crystal Preserves

First Art Commission – Crystal Preserves

I got my first art commission!! Naturally, I am incredibly excited. A few weeks ago I reconnected with my old Riverdale High School classmates on Facebook. Wow. It’s been wonderful to see names I haven’t heard for 38 years suddenly pop up all over my […]

What is that Background You’re Using?

What is that Background You’re Using?

One question I keep getting from people who’ve seen photographs of my art is, what is that in the background? Some people have speculated that it might be a mural or even a glimpse into another room. So, this article is intended to clear up […]

Casa de Lis Won a Second Place Ribbon

Casa de Lis Won a Second Place Ribbon

Tonight was the SAL meeting, and I was thrilled to win a Second Place Ribbon in the Master’s Category of the monthly art contest for my original painting, Casa de Lis! It will be on display at Slidell Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center for a month. […]

ArtByDArt Website Revamp – How Did I Do?

ArtByDArt Website Revamp – How Did I Do?

I’ve spent the last two days updating my ArtByDArt website to a format that better shows off my art. I think the new design is simple, clean, and elegant; and I really like the way it displays images. I’d like to invite everyone to take […]

NOLA Night is SOLD

NOLA Night is SOLD

I know I always say it’s hard to let go of one of my paintings. And that’s true, even when I know they’re going to a loving home. But letting go of NOLA Night is especially tough for me. A few years ago my sister […]

Maison de Memere (Grandma’s House)

Maison de Memere (Grandma’s House)

I finished my latest painting, Maison de Memere, a couple of days ago. This one was really a struggle for me. I pushed myself to take my foliage to a new level. It’s not just potted plants this time. I also added a person into […]

I Got an Honorable Mention

I Got an Honorable Mention

Recently I joined the Slidell Art League and submitted four of my paintings for their Art & Bloom Show. I am thrilled to say that I got an Honorable Mention for “Green Eyes.” All four will be on display at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Cancer […]

ArtByDArt Paintings on Display

ArtByDArt Paintings on Display

A wonderful friend has become a collector of my work. Naturally, I am beyond thrilled about the fact that she has purchased three of my paintings. She was also kind enough to take a picture of them displayed on the wall of her home.

Starting a New Painting

Starting a New Painting

Working on my next painting. It’s not going to be part of my Little Jewels collection, however. My eyes need a break. LOL It’s funny, but after working exclusively on 8 x 10 canvases for so long, I’m a little nervous about working on a […]