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) […]
The background texture was made my stenciling over a large piece of lace… Heavy gel medium mixed into the paint for more texture… If you turn it upside down…. Dried orchids… Applied directly to the board with the gel medium… The long strands of her hair repeat the shape […]
“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.
Another baby turtle painting for a special little girl in France. Her mother told me she loves pinwheels, her pink ball, books, and her daddy’s black hat. Sweet Miss H. B., this for you, petite fille precieuse. Love and hugs from Texas. ~ Knox’s Mom
This sketch was inspired by a stone relief by a 12th century artist named Gislebertus, Using acrylic paints and gel medium, I painted this scene for the icon exhibit currently at Hope Chapel this holiday season. Here’s some process photos: Thanks for stopping by to see my art. I hope […]
One of my favorite paintings and some simple salt dough hearts… Became some pretty Matisse inspired Christmas ornaments.
The dolphin was an early symbol in Christian art. Because dolphins swim alongside boats, they represent Christ who guides believers to heaven. More about the dolphin as a symbol for Christ can be read here. More importantly to me, dolphins grieve and mourn their young. The reason I chose dolphins for […]
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 […]