Thursday, June 30, 2011


This is my grandson Jack, who is 13 today and his friend.  I painted it from a photo taken at the beach last summer.
Watercolor  14X11

Monday, June 27, 2011


The Art League of Fort Myers is having an art show to help raise awareness of breast cancer by reaching out to the community with its art.  This is one of the paintings I will submit. 
Acrylic on board  12X16

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Shellabration! 2012 is slated for February 26 through March 4.  This island-wide celebration will mark the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show.  I have painted my entry from a shell that was found with a Sanibel Stoop.  
Acrylic on board.   16X12

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Elephants are lucky.  Everyone needs a picture of one in their home for luck.  This is another texture painting.  This time I used hard modeling paste that Susanne gave me.  It is stiff and hard.  I painted the whole painting with a knife. 
Acrylic on board.  16X12

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Red Flowers

This painting was painted on illustration board that was first coated with diluted acrylic gel.  The method was demonstrated in Cheng-Khee Chee's workshop.  He mostly painted rocks with this technique.
Watercolor  19X14

Monday, June 20, 2011


I first painted the background with black gesso.  Then I painted the different colors with a knife.  I finished putting in the squares using a credit card cut long and thin. 
Acrylic  11X14

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lilac Abstract

I started the painting as an abstract.  Then I turned into a bouquet of flowers.  You can't see the texture in the photo.
Acrylic on board.    12X16

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hunting for Crabs

This time it is a painting of my grandsons, Cam & CJ.  They are nineteen and seventeen now.  I placed the two boys in the "Golden Section" of the painting. 
Acrylic on stretched canvas  14X11

Friday, June 17, 2011

Stairway in Greece

This was painted with many layers.  Black gesso, cadmium red, iridescent gold, burnt sienna with glazing medium and thalo blue with glazing medium.  All was applied with a knife and dried between layers.  Then I mixed grout with acrylic gel, added color and painted the buildings and stairs again with a knife.
Acrylic on board  16X12

Friday, June 10, 2011

Yellow Pail

This painting is in Acrylic.  I am struggling with color when painting with Acrylic.  I think the trick is lots of white and just a little bit of color.  This painting was from a photo taken about fifteen years ago of my grandson, CJ.
Acrylic  12 X 9