Hand Made Gift Ideas, Painting

Miniature Monet Paintings

These tiny 2 inch square canvases are perfect for painting miniature Monet waterlilies. First, I painted them with clear gesso and pulled out some Monet books for inspiration… My technique was simple: 1. Stipple background in soft colors with a stencil brush.  (made transparent by mixing acrylic with gel medium) […]



          “Her tears fell with the dews at even; Her tears fell ere the dews were dried; She could not look on the sweet heaven Either at morn or eventide.”   ~from “Mariana” by Tennyson.


Little Turtle By the Sea

Another baby turtle for a special little girl in Germany. Her mother gave me some of her favorites to work from: the colors pink and purple, and the sea-side with sunshine and seashells. Just like the baby turtle with cheetah print that I painted for Miss B in California, this […]