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When I paint, no matter what the subject matter is, I always strive to paint with loose, expressive brush strokes, using bold, vivid colors and a sense of humor. I work very spontaneously, mostly in mixed aqua media on paper because I like the way the paint flows and I like the transparency of the colors resulting in an organic piece. I constantly experiment with colors, techniques and subjects.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Biker Boy on guard

“Because your mind 'sees' a cat with polka dots, when in fact, it has patches, does not changes its pattern.”                                  ...P. Barivo

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The "adorable" green eyed cat




“When people show you their "alarming" reflections, have no doubts. Those are not "funhouse mirrors". It's for real.”
Andrea L'Artiste

Saturday, March 25, 2017

An experiment

This is something I am experimenting  with using different shapes and applying color in a a few different ways.  I used only three colors and used shapes of things I had around me at the moment.  The top one is my first version, the bottom is an added layer and I think the final version.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

US2 Interlopers


US2 INTERLOPERS captured in a mixed media piece -- I just love when I am driving down a speeding Highway enjoying the beauty of the night sky and the hills around me, being thankful that although the traffic is unusually heavy, it is moving smoothly and at a pretty good clip. However just when I feel good about this night time drive, out of the corner of my eye I see something, not immediately recognizable, but in need of my attention. This image is starting to move into the highway a little bit ahead of me as if that particular spot is an understood crosswalk. Did I miss something, am I seeing the spots that sometime make an appearance in my eyes. NO... none of the above, In reality, it is mama bear deciding it is time to teach her cubs how to get from one side of the road to the other...in single file, no less, with not a worry about the cars heading in her direction. I believe, that this is evidence of a miracle. No cars went into the ditch, no cars hit each other and no bears got hit. And I might add, none of the bear changed its pace before reaching the other side of the 5 lane highway.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The new neighbors

Valdimar and his wife are fascinated with life on the farm and want to join in but can not get over the wall of rocks that Farmer John has assembled. They are strong like bull and have a lot to contribute on a farm but now can only watch.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bette Davis eyes

Elizabeth Moo Moo is finally old enough to try a bit of make up. A little Gel to spike out her hair will do wonders.   Mascara seems to do the trick.  Next week lipstick.. She wonders how far she can push it.  She has so many ideas and such an observant mom.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bovine's Unite

Belinda Bovine was fed up with the Bulliest of the Bulls, her hubby Stanley.  She was tired of cooking for him and taking care of all of the baby hefers while he chewed on hops and   sang in the sunshine.  She was tired of having a new cafe every year.  When she heard about her sister moo moos plan for  knitting pink hats and heading toward the town center, she said, I am in.  It was time for her to make a statement on behalf of herself and her family.  MOOOOO....

Monday, January 30, 2017

Real Men wear PINK

There is a black cloud over Guido's head. He feels the pain of the ladies in his life.  He loves women....He loves his sisters, his Zias, his Mama, his Noni, and of course he loves the ladies who are not part of his family.  The ladies love Guido, no doubt about it.  Guido knows how to cook,thanks to his Mom.  He knows how to dance, thanks to his sisters and word on the street is he knows how to kiss. The kissing part came naturally.

BTW.....Guido learned how to knit from his Grandmother.  Knit two, pearl two..Meow.  

Saturday, January 28, 2017

We're not in Kansas anymore

Dorothy Moo Moo went to sleep in a dewy green field, under a full moon, with Edgar the bull but woke up  in a strange wonderland in a psychedelic field and was  surrounded by small people and a tin scarecrow.  At first she thought it was a bad dream and then she realized she was not in Kansas anymore.  What could possibly happen next??

Saturday, January 14, 2017

LOVE

I am experimenting with collage, watercolor and gesso.  .  . oh and abstract design.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Snowman Joe declares: I am more than the sum of my parts..

I am head over heels and over the moon for you. 
 I float when I hear your name. 
 The globe I live in makes it hard to stay balanced.  
I am snowman , see me float, watch me melt, watch me freeze.
My world is full of contradictions...
It is always changing and always exciting. 
 I can't wait until summer.  
Call me optimistic

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Young Juvenile Mug Shots


I am playing with Juvenile Mug shots and these are my latest two.  Unfortunately there is not a shortage of reference material.  The one thing in common is they look lost and there is a sadness in the eyes that I wonder if they will ever overcome.