I painted these horses once before, but differently, and thought I’d better paint them again in advance of Valentine’s Day. You just don’t get a good horse smooch like that whenever you want (or I’d be painting horse kisses every day). 18″x18″, oil on stretched canvas. Available now in my etsy shop.
I only comment on movies that I get to the end of and say, “Wow.” This one five minutes from the end I said, “Wow,” and then it was sort of a little let-down hiccup I can’t put my finger on, but: Bruce Willis, time travel, and close-enough to “Wow.” Worth a blog post. Co-starsContinue reading “watching: Looper, 2012”
Did you see I listed a dog painting today? A Berner. 11″x14″, oil on stretched canvas. Available now in my etsy shop. SOLD Next week it will be almost all horses. Do you have any requests? I can look through my reference photos and see what I have, I know I still have zoo photosContinue reading “painting: Bernese Mountain Dog”
I listed two paintings on etsy today. I’ve been fooling around with the oil paint trying to figure out how to make it splotchy (believe me, it doesn’t just go on splotchy!), and I think I’ve figured it out. There’s a lot of energy in splotches, which I want to figure out how to harness.Continue reading “paintings: a bunny, and a sorrel horse”
We look around the restored home of Olive and Richard Brose. “Says Richard: ‘We lived on the porch while we stripped the inside bare.’” And, “One of the masons even discovered a handsome fieldstone fireplace hidden behind a brick facade in the living room. When linoleum was ripped from the floors, lo and behold! lovelyContinue reading “Family Circle, 1970: home tour”
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I picked out a couple horse snuggles to work on last week. This is the first. A great year-round gift to remind your special someone of your love…. 10″x30″, oils on stretched canvas. Available now in my etsy shop.
Talk about coming full circle, these are exactly the types of designs I see in craft blogland today. Slight changes to the color aesthetics, but the underlying design? Exactly the same. Weird quilt shapes as needlepoint? Absolutely. What floors me is the suggestion to needlepoint 8 of these squares and sew them together and useContinue reading “Family Circle, 1970: the crafts”
Our library has a bin where people put their used magazines so other people can pick through and take what they can use. Needless to say, we come home with ARMLOADS of magazines to be cut apart and used in craft projects. On the one hand, yay, and on the other, all those bits ofContinue reading “Family Circle, 1970”
It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy. This ribbon fills the bill. I bought the stars and diamonds at Walmart just before Christmas, and the hearts and love ribbon just now at the Dollar Store. That’s a whole lot of pretty for $4.
I’ve forgotten to show off my paintings this week. I think this one is very successful, and makes a plain brown pear visually interesting and exciting. 12″x12″, oil on stretched canvas. And I love this pug, too, his expression is engaging. 10″x10″ on stretched canvas. Both are available now in my etsy shopBOTH ARE SOLD,Continue reading “paintings: a pug, and pears”