Monday, October 30, 2017

Always There Psalm 139:10

I love this photo from one of my many trips to Jekyll Island, GA.  Such a beautiful little island. The ocean always seems to bring my heart closer to God. I think it is the magnitude of it and how it makes me realize how small I am and how enormous He is and that puts everything into the right perspective.



Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Little Halloween Fun

We are empty nesters so we don't do much on Halloween. In fact, when we had our farm, we had no trick or treaters the entire 21 years that we lived there. So we are a bit rusty when it comes to participating in the spookiest night of the year!

This year we are in a new neighborhood with quite a few children so we thought it would be fun to join in and give out candy.  I decorated my porch for fall several weeks ago but I wanted to add something special just for Halloween.  Nothing too scary, just something fun.  The wicked witch legs are always fun. So that's what I went with. 

A bit of drippy writing...with a tiny Jack O'Lantern face...(sorry about the glare, I put an acrylic sealer over the painting since it will be outside with variable temperatures for a week.)

Shiny boots and green bows and yellow and black stockings, oh my...

make for a fun little touch of Halloween.

Always time for a little fun. Happy Halloween.



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Maine Coast Receding Storm

Quite a few months ago, a friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in donating one of my paintings for a silent auction being held to raise money for a high school theater group.  I had been wanting to do an acrylic painting using a palette knife for awhile and decided to use that technique for a coastal painting to donate. I had a pre-gessoed, MDF and wood support on hand and decided to use that.   Here is the finished painting:

It has been many years since I worked entirely with a palette knife and I had forgotten how much fun it can be. I liked using the MDF and wood support for this piece. Very easy to work with.  This painting was a 12x12.  I am going to use it as a study piece for a larger painting.  I'll let you know how it turns out.