Sunday, October 31, 2010


Hi I don't have any pics to post today.I wanted to let Nora know I took those pictures of the mountains from my front yard and the cloud pics are from my backyard. I live in a beautiful place that used to be quiet and rural but is now being developed with lots of subdivisions. But the views are basically still there. When we moved to our tiny house on an acre 28 years ago there were less than 2000 people here. Now there are 18000 and projections of 25000. That is just in our incorporated Highland. All of the little towns here south of Salt Lake City are growing horribly. Although I love our property the road out front is so busy it takes me 10 minutes sometimes just to get out of my driveway. I would say that this area has never been friendly but is even less friendly now. No reason except people are not trusting of people who are not of the predominant religion. I would like to move to Salt Lake City which is just 30 miles north and yet so much more tolerant and diverse. But since the economy is will be a while so we hope to do some cosmetics to the house and outbuildings, get some decent gardening done and if we can get enough $$ we will build a studio here for me. Although I really like my rental space. And I keep taking pictures of the mountains and clouds.
I am still working on the little ACEO paintings for the December Christmas Show and Sale. I ordered some 8x10 " mats with 2.5x3.5 openings and will probably cut some 5x7 mats too. I have the protective sleeves for the little paintings. I am also doing 6x6 and 5x5 paintings on gesso board and hope to do more small canvas ptgs too.
Hmm I have very large watercolor paper cut for something new..I did a few sketches..maybe I will get pictures of those posted with this post...tell me what you think...very large drawings with the main figure in a low value color with lines in sumi ink.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Oct. 30, 2010

some pics I took yesterday and the day before.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

October 23,2010

It is true..I love color. This is a painting (approx.25"x18") on Fredericks watercolor canvas. A friend gave me a large piece and I cut off this bit to try it out. Nice surface, need to staple it to a sturdy board..not gaterboard. Tape and masque stuck but didn't keep the whites..left interesting marks though. I used salt and had to use a palette knife to scrape it off once it had dried. PLastic wrap worked well. And it was easy to paint.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


More tiny paintings based on petroglyphs and Native American Ledger drawings.

Friday, October 15, 2010


I have been working on little 2.5x3.5 ATCs for fun and had some 6"x6" gesso boards that I got out my acrylics and did some similar ptgs. Also had some small 300# scrap WC I have been dong my version of abstracts which is more about color than anything.I wanted colorful small things for a Christmas sale coming up in November. I am having so much fun with these that I am going to hopefully go bigger with more complex themes and color... haven't been able to totally get away from the figurative but it is a start...Have a great day

Monday, October 4, 2010

The view today before the rain