Sunday, January 22, 2023

1198. The Meaning of Life

The concept of Wabi-Sabi has always intrigued me, as I have a fondness for old, worn, imperfect items, which I know have meaningful beauty and hidden stories. I live near elevated trains and the patterns of the rusty supports always sends a little surge through me. Chipped and weathered paint sends me to the moon.

This piece, The Meaning of Life is the first piece where I worked directly on the cradled board. OMG. I've been deprived until now!! It was so much fun, and even the sounds of the scraping and sanding were delights.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

1197. Secret Hideaway

 Continuing on with the same basic palette as previous painting, this was more of a challenge. I do love the colors and am sure they will have an important part in future paintings.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

1196. Pretty Please

 I really love this painting.  It is calming and joyful and it told me when it was finished.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

1195. Riley

 Riley was our friends' sweet dog who sadly crossed the Rainbow Bridge before Christmas.  She was so gentle, and loved to play with her friends and to chase wildlife.  Her family misses her.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

1194. Perfect Little Sunset Hike

 Three of my very adventurous relatives walked the Half Dome Trail in Yosemite.  I think they're crazy but they are a lot younger than I.  The video on the web site was enough to deter the faint of heart and those with fear of heights.  yikes.

Happy Holidays to everyone.

Friday, November 18, 2022

1192. I Wish I Might


This was such a fun series to work on, and I love the final result.  Here is the last of five little paintings for Cedarburg Cultural Center's exhibit, The Little Show.  The maximum size allowed for all artwork is 36 square inches.  Each of these is 6" x 6".  Inquiries can be directed to