Archives for the month of: April, 2015

Examples of my craze for what i like to call “Painting with Paper”Limiting materials to just glue, paper and sharpie can create a whole lot of colorful paper explosioncrazy 🙂

Happy day! I have just added “Pink Zebra’s” to my amopainting online store. A client is interested in purchasing the original from the MGH exhibit and wanted to review print options. So happy i could easily add “Pink Zebra’s” to my store so that she can see what the painting looks like on a stretched canvas, I added a few more items because i think they look fun (especially the pillow)

“Pink Zebra’s”

“Westie” just added to my amopainting store. Crazy as it sounds i may have to order a t-shirt! check him out at the store and tell me what you think?

focus on figures NRASo glad to be included in this exhibit juried by Johanna Harmon! Reception opening on April 24th @North river arts society.

My painting in the show is titled  “These are NOT yellow…”


I have been challenged by my paint group to paint only “Long haired”dogs! I find it harder to paint dogs with long hair vs short hair. I think it is because with a short haired dog it is easier for me to see the dog’s form and gesture and easier to transfer that form onto canvas. I believe i am on my way to loose my fear of the “Long Hair”

"White Long Haired dog" 24 " x 30" acrylic on canvas

“White Long Haired dog”
24 ” x 30″ acrylic on canvas

A fun exercise is to  make two fast paintings of the same subject.My Clementine's #1

This painting is the smaller one and i made it first in black white and gray to get the values correct.

On the second larger painting i went straight for the color feeling confident about my value choices

"My Clementine's #2"

“My Clementine’s #2”

The Illuminations show at MGH will be ending in May and i am happy to report that i have already reached my goal of eliciting “Smiles” I want to thank  all the infusion patients who have reached out to me with their support and kind comments and i want to wish them all continued good health 🙂mgh-show

I have added “Ready for take off” to my online store because it has sold and it seems to be the star of the show:)

“Ready for take off” is now available as a print, pillow, i-pad skins and phone case’s 🙂

Funny thing about painting for the love of painting (without pressure or dead line)

This is a canvas i had slated for a “Dog” portrait, but as the paint hit the canvas it became a giraffe painting?!

Sometimes as an artist you just go with the flow:)Giraffe at the window

So happy to receive a request to add “Take off” to my amopainting online store. The original is hanging at the illuminations show at MGH hospital, Boston, MA. The original is sold so i am now offering fun, laptop skins, pillows, prints etc.. of the same painting “Ready for Take Off”. ready-for-takeoff

Sometimes it can be really fun to play with color, even after a painting is finished. I painted Ester in 2013 in pastel pinks.  I was recently playing around with images for my yearly calendar, and  I had a lot of fun manipulating the colors in photo shop (see below)

esther the goat

I still like the original best, but this was a fun activity in color.

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Which do you like better?