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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]