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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I'm Up Here

Here it is, finished! My husband came up with the title, I'm Up Here, and we decided to take out the post on the left side. Planning on posting it on etsy tomorrow.
I posted the cougar painting (entitled Watching) from the last post on etsy today. I still need to get these newest paintings on my website. There is always so much to do!

Monday, July 13, 2009


I sketched this newest painting out last night out on the deck, it was such a beautiful evening. This morning, before I even went online I started painting. I actually remembered to take a pic of it before I finished.
It is pretty well finished. I will probably add a few touches here and there. The reference photo was taken by my brother-in-law, Curt Reimer on a recent trip to Como Park Zoo. Take a bow Curt! It sure is true, that the better the reference photo, the better the painting.
For those of you who are old enough, remember the zoos back in the 1960's and early 70's? What a difference. I remember when the big animals were kept in small barred cages lined up in a row. I love how they make their habitats more natural for the animals now.

I also sketched out this giraffe I am planning on painting next. They are both 8x10's. This one on canvas board, the Cougar is on stretched canvas.
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Until next time,
stay safe!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fuchsia aceo

This is a colored pencil aceo I started in June. I am still not quite sure that it's finished yet, but it almost is anyway. It is from my Fuchsia hanging basket I have in my yard. It's suppose to attract hummingbirds, but so far I haven't seen any. But then again, maybe they are there when I'm not looking.
I will soon list it for sale in my etsy shop
It would look excellent matted and framed and added to your home decor.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Patriotic Zebra aceo

patrioticzebraLast October I did a pink tiger aceo for a charity auction for Breast cancer.  I figured, if I can do a pink tiger, I can do a patriotic zebra.  It’s a little crazy, but fun

I created this aceo yesturday for my DAWG (Designing Artists Women Group) Quest.  It’s just a fun little competition, between us artists.  It would be great if you ‘became a fan’ of our dawg group on facebook.  Then you can vote too when it’s time.  I just ask that if you do, be sure to vote for the images you like best.  You can pick your top 3 choices.

I’m planning on posting him for sale in my Etsy Shop tomorrow. 


My 4x4 inch Hibiscus painting is now for sale at my Etsy Shop.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

My Nutty Dog

This is my dog, Dusty. Dusty just turned 2 and is such a sweetie and a very good boy. I was just wondering if anyone else has a dog who 'sits' on the furniture? Dusty will actually back up to a couch or chair, if it's the right height, and sit his but down. Sometimes he has a leg down, sometimes both back legs are off the ground. Sometimes he'll back up to the couch sideways, and sometimes straight back. Dusty sits on the furniture alot! If you are laying on the couch, he seems to think that you want his rearend by your head. I think he loves his booty, and thinks everyone else does too.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


This morning it was so beautiful outside that I decided to paint my hibiscus plant that is sitting on my deck. I sadly have to admit that this is the first time I've painted outside without using a photo for reference. Which means this is my first plein air painting, and I loved it!
The paint is still wet, that's why there's a glare. It is a 4x4 inch oil on stretched canvas.
Once the paint is dry I will post it for sale at my etsy store, where you can find other paintings, aceo's, pendants and magnets.
I will also be listing it on my website.
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