Friday, November 28, 2014

Mixed Media, Abstract, and Encaustic Paintings Video and Other News

I'm trying my hand at video making again, so the above video is a slide show of my mixed media, abstract, and encaustic paintings. Some of them are sold and some are still available. I have not included my most recent works as I plan to do more videos soon with the new paintings.

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any tips for using iMovie 09 or YouTube. I haven't upgraded to iLife with the newer version of iMovie, so keep that in mind if you're leaving me tips. 

In other news, I'm enjoying an Abstract Workshop with a local artist named Liz Wincup. It's a 6 week workshop given through Mount Dora Center for the Arts. We create a new painting or finish different exercises each week. I'm learning so much from her and have already been recognized by Liquitex for one of the paintings I did in her workshop. It was chosen and shared by their Instagram account as one of their weekly paintings. 

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And last, but not least, I have decided to end my time as a resident artist at Painting Outside The Lines Gallery. I enjoyed my time there very much, but I missed being at home in my own studio with my little weena dogs by my side. With Joel's schedule he ended up being home a lot of the time I was at the gallery, too. And I won't miss giving up my Saturdays with friends. Or parking. Parking was a beast when you have to carry an arm load of paint, brushes, canvases, your lunch, etc...! I did enjoy my time there with Bev and will miss spending so much time with her and meeting the locals or tourists enjoying their day in Mount Dora. My work will still be exhibited there, though, so please stop by and tell Bev that Rischa sent you. She has some fabulous new pieces in the gallery by new artists and she also has lots of new bike pieces of her own.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Paintings On Exhibit at Painting Outside The Lines Gallery

I haven't been updating with new paintings, so here are a few (or more than a few) that are now on exhibit (or were previously exhibited) at Painting Outside The Lines Gallery in Mount Dora, Florida.

36x36" Acrylic. Supplies: Liquitex Light Modeling Paste on back stapled canvas.
Matisse and Golden Paints.

30x30" Acrylic. Supplies: Liquitex Light Modeling Paste on back stapled canvas.
Matisse and Golden Paints.

8x10" mixed media on back stapled canvas. (SOLD) Archival prints available.

16x20" Acrylic. Supplies: Back stapled canvas and Golden Paints.

I forget the size of this one because I don't have my list with me, but it's something like 16x40" on gallery wrapped canvas. Mixed media. This one would look nice grouped with the poppies as it is displayed at the gallery.

8x10" Mixed Media on back stapled canvas. Supplies: Golden Fluid Acrylics.

I have lots more to share, but this entry is image heavy enough. I'll save the rest for a later date. 

If interested in purchasing any of these paintings or archival prints please email me at I do accept payment plans. Please allow several weeks for shipping as I have broken my toe and will not be able to ship for at least a couple of weeks. Or, if you're local, you can purchase these paintings or prints directly at Painting Outside The Lines Gallery in Mount Dora, Florida.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Encaustic Shellac Burn

I'm laying in bed with a broken toe, but that doesn't mean I can't get things done, right? So I thought I'd update my blog.

Here's an encaustic painting I did to be featured at last night's Art Stroll. I finished the painting with a shellac burn, which is what you'll be seeing in the video.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Photo A Day July 2014

Since the last blog entry published successfully, let's try a movie! I decided to take a photo to document each day in July. This video is a slide show of each of those photos.

YouTube Video

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I'm Alive! And Bloggging!

Here are a few of the snapshots, paintings, and works in progress from the past few months. There are lots more, but I'm not spending too much time typing up this blog entry in case it doesn't go through like the last few times I've tried. So if you're reading this....yay!! It went through!

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

MK Glam Voxbox

A few weeks ago I received my first Voxbox from I signed up after hearing you could win free loot from them if you agree to talk about it via social media. I never really expected to be one of the ones chosen for a Voxbox, but I was!! Yay! Look at all of this awesome beauty booty! I have started trying things one by one. I tried the lipstick first, but it wasn't a flattering shade for my skin tone. So I gave it to a family member. Next up is the bronzer and mascara. I'm wearing both today and let me tell ya.....they're wonderful!! Especially the mascara!! I'll be ordering more soon!

I decided to take a selfie since the gallery traffic is slow today. The bronzer doesn't really show as well in this photo, but you can see the mascara.

I'll try the blush and powder next, I think. Oh, I almost forgot! I did try the brushes and they're great, too. If I were home I'd leave specific names of the items, but I'm not. If you have questions leave a comment and I'll answer.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

My Latest Painting

Here's my latest painting, "A Bird In The Bush". It's a large one at 24"x48". It's signed, sealed, and currently exhibited at Painting Outside The Lines Gallery in Mount Dora, Florida.

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