Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weekend Journal

As usual, it's been a busy week and I've been concentrating on projects for my upcoming shows.  Here's a look at what I've been working on.  These two are finished.

"Altered Ego"  8" x 10" mixed media on canvas board

9" x 12" mixed media on canvas board.  Not yet titled

The weather was perfect yesterday, so I set up a work space on the deck.  Ready...Set...PAINT!

Nearing completion, but still a few more touches to add.  The color is most accurate in the above shot. 

Abour 98% complete!

I didn't do any additional work to this yesterday, but I'm really liking it.

These Native American inspired images intrigue me.  I don't know where they come from...

I'm eager to see how this one progresses.  I'm liking it a lot.  16" x 20" mixed media on canvas board.

Every time I look at this I hear Alex Harvey Band's, "Faith Healer", playing in my head!

This one has a slight African feel to it ...

And remember this one?  Wave bye-bye.  It got a new paint job today and I'm liking it better already.  I just wasn't feeling it before....


There was some art journaling but not a lot is completed.  I'll share what I have though.

I'm teaching "Windows, Doors & Pockets" this month in my journaling class.  This is the beginning of "The Windows of the World", based on the song made popular by Dionne Warwick. 

One of my students gave me this clipping of a de Kooning painting because it reminded them of me.  I LOVE it!  My intention was to use it on the pages below, but I like these pages so much I had to put de Kooning on another set of pages.

Here's the one spread I finished.  I created it while I was watching one of the worst movies I've ever watched.  It was called, "A Bucket of Blood", and it was released in 1959.  Here's the synopsis of the movie.  As with any bad movie, there were some funny and redeeming moments in it.  I like the line, "All that is comes to the eye of the artist."

Here's yet another spread inspired by a movie.  I was flipping through channels last night and stumbled upon one of my all time favorite movies - Alfred Hitchcock's 1954, "Rear Window", starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.  Maybe I'll get it finished this evening.

Last but not least, here's a preliminary drawing for a special project I'm working on.  I'll tell you more about it in the weeks to come. ( Yes.....I'm being mysterious!)

I hope you're having a wonderfully creative weekend, and I hope that you're finding time to enjoy the outdoors and the wonder of all that surrounds you.  See you tomorrow with "Monday's Musings".



  1. OMG, these are fantastic! I LOVE your style! Did you do a workshop with Jesse Reno? It looks a lot like his style, but better (sorry Jesse...)

  2. Hey, Denthe! Thank you so much. I didn't take a workshop with Jesse Reno (sure would LOVE to!), but I have definitely been influenced by his style. The techniques he uses seem to be a natural progression in my work at this point. Big hugs to you!

  3. Wow This post is jam packed with yummy pieces!! Thanks for sharing all this delightful color! I loved the unique piece you covered over!! However I also love the shade you covered it with!!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Thank you, Sherrie! Yes, I'm much happier with the piece I painted over. It's developing into something I can now relate to. I'll be posting an update in a day or two :o)

  4. Your art is fantastic! You paint with wild abandon! I see shamans and such soul energy in all of your pieces! Great art! Your porch set-up looks like such a great place to create. xo caryn

    1. Hi, Caryn! Thank you so much for your sweet comments and observations. I'm always a little bewildered to see how some of these paintings develop. I LOVE painting on the deck. Just off camera is my bird feeder of grape jelly for the Baltimore Orioles and House Finches. Mom and Dad are bringing the finch babies now and it won't be long before the oriole babies are here too! xoxox

  5. I love your style so much! It's so inspiring to me, as an artist, and just looking at the bold, bright colors is amazing to me. It's like candy for my eyes. Seriously. :)

    1. Hi, Jordan! I'm always happy to meet a fellow art sister :o) Thank you for taking the time to leave such a sweet message ♥


Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me! It's a pleasure sharing the creative world of art journaling with you. I love hearing from you, so comments and questions are always welcome.

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