Monday, June 30, 2008


This little statue never moved once while posing for me!! What a treat! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Actually this little cup isn't silver, but stainless steel! I did this one in colour pencil first, but wasn't happy with it, so I went over it in oil. Somehow, having the drawing and the colours established before I began painting, enabled me to get the "looser", more impressionistic look I'm always striving for when I work in oil....

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Another experiment: this time I used my soft pastels on the suede board. It's a little trickier than working with coloured pencils, but the pastels and suede do go well together...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

This one is done with coloured pencil on an old piece of mat that I took out of a frame and cut up. I find it takes more layers of the pencil than some other surfaces do. I used a tiny smidgen of white oil paint for some of the highlights.

Monday, June 16, 2008

I started this one in coloured pencil and then ended up going over it in oil. The mat board was just a bit too rough for the coloured pencil.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I love mushrooms for their shapes and colours! It's also fun to imagine little fairy folk living nearby!

Friday, June 13, 2008

I found a great supplier for ACEO materials on Ebay; yesterday my order for ACEO-sized Suedboard arrived and I couldn't wait to get started using it! This is done with colour pencil.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Something a little different from all the still lifes I've been doing lately. This is still using coloured pencil on black paper. I saw this tree along the road where one of my sons and his family recently moved........a stunningly beautiful, rustic spot!

Friday, June 6, 2008

More lovely farm-fresh eggs! I love the way they are so wonderfully shaped and reflect the light! These eggs are sitting in my skillet, in the transitional stage between raw and cooked! I used Oil Pastels for this painting.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A farm-fresh egg from my son and daughter in law's chickens! I enjoy one of these most mornings and today I captured this one just as it was turning from raw to cooked! Coloured Pencil on black Paper.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Another ACEO done on some suede I had lying around my studio. I've ordered some black suede and looking forward to experimenting with that...