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An Acrylic Study, White Floral, based off a demo by Will Kemp


“Creativity takes courage,” by Henri Matisse I have lacked the courage and confidence to paint these beautiful creatures of nature do mainly to my lack of experience with acrylics and paint brushes. It’s been my desire to paint flowers using … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day: The Lone Lily – acrylic painting


The Lone Lily – a tribute to my Mother “The flower is worn by many mothers, the Chinese also venerate the day lily as a symbol of filial devotion to one’s mother,”  by Living Art Originals (www.livingartoriginals.com) Please don’t take … Continue reading

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Apple and Containers – acrylic painting


It is absurd to look for perfection, by Camille Pissarro Mr. Pissarro understood, something I need to keep in mind.  Whenever I can’t seem to get the results I expect from a painting, I only need to remember his words.  … Continue reading

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Green Apple on Red – acrylic painting


Apples are the best-of-the-best where fruits are concerned – I grew up with apple orchards all around me and there is nothing like fresh fruit right off the tree.  It’s really hard to resist a good-looking apple.  My all-time favorite … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas ~


My very best wishes to everyone for a beautiful and special Christmas and a wonderful new year ~ Thank you everyone for your visits and encouraging comments throughout the year, and mostly for your valued friendship.  See you in 2018! … Continue reading

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Two Studies – acrylic paintings that were based on demonstrations by Artist Mark Carder


Several years ago I found an artist online, Mark Carder, whose work and methods I’ve come to appreciate and admire.  He’s an established oil painter who specializes in realism from portraits to still life’s – his wife Emily is also … Continue reading

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Dish of Limes – acrylic painting


My time continues to be limited, but every once in a while I am able to paint and have recently completed several pieces.  My dear and amazing blogging friend, Theadora Brack, has encouraged me to post some of the works … Continue reading

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Bowl of Plums – acrylic painting


A couple of months into painting with acrylics ~ I love this medium.  I’ve really enjoyed learning the nuances and technical mechanics.  While only at the beginning of building my knowledge base and comfort level, acrylics is becoming a paint … Continue reading

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Yellow Apple – acrylic painting (study of Will Kemp’s youtube painting)


I’ve had to step back and re-directed my energies on family matters – one day I’ll explain.  But for now, I’m back to say hello to all my friends on WP! I haven’t done much with art, but recently began … Continue reading

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The Tree – a graphite drawing


“Trees are the real drama queens – they standout, demand attention and if one forgets, the mightiest will sway their limbs and shake their leaves putting on the grandest of all performances.” by Mary The Tree, a graphite drawing (10×8) … Continue reading

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