Monday, March 8, 2010

In my defense......

What does it mean to "Jerk Some one's Chain"? Answer : YANK someone around/some one's chain ---to mislead, deceive, harass, irritate. (from the Dictionary of Contemporary Slang).

Here is the story. I owe a special person some things. I just haven't gotten around to it (have been busy, etc., etc., etc.)--sorry for not taking the turpentine and other things. So as we drink our online "Catpuchino", please analyze the meaning of the above. I know my friend is kidding, but she feels that I am Jerking her chain :(
My sis gave me and my hubby these for our anniversary :)

Myra - at the Opera

Thursday, February 25, 2010


A bouquet of flowers for you M.A. because I havn't gone for the turpentine :(

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Why Chuck Close?

Because he focused on the process rather than the result. When I take my mind back to this thinking, I relax and I also feel I produce better art. So once I find out how to prep my "flamenco door", I shall start on the process. I think each gridded square should be chunky --meaning I'll use plenty of oils. If acrylic --- well I don't know yet. Do you know if I should prime the door and then use gesso? This is going to take some research.


My friend says the back part of her dress looks like a rose. I would like to paint something similar to this on a huge canvas, but those canvases are pricey, and I don't have a clue how to prep my own canvas and stretch it. Use an an old smooth door that is painted white? So how do I prep it to put either oil or acrylic (haven't decided what medium to use) on it? Then I would grid the door and the image, and attempt somewhat of a Chuck Close technique. Image from

Sunday, January 24, 2010


The artclub meeting was a success yesterday. I became inspired by some books that had vintage photography of flowers. This inspiration encouraged me to finish my pears and start and finish a daisy watercolor (see below). As my fellow artclub member says, "isn't inspiration wondeful!"
Speaking of flowers, yesterday I visited a beautiful mangnolia garden at the waterfall. The magnolia garden keeper is absolutely cute. She is the oldest member of the club. Since I knew I was visiting this garden, I wore my mangnolia sweater to match. She then treated me and an avid bird collector to a nice lunch.


What do you think? I used my new watercolors that M.A. let me borrow. The background is an inspiration of her work.

Showing off.

Chanel is my next 120 project. My dog is really cool! I'd like to paint her wearing that pink tutu.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Thursday, December 31, 2009

yup. still up.

Image taken from