Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Back to the blog...

That was a nice little holiday break!

I just noticed I've been away from the blog scene since 
Rather than play catch up...I'll just pick up and move on!

This was a project I just finished up this week.
With 15 hours and $205. from Ikea...
I set up the NRB Showroom at the LA Gift Mart.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Studio Update

Stu, Stu, Studio...

I teased you with a Facebook photo last week of 
how messy  I let my workshop get!
then I proceeded to tear it up, paint it up and clean it up!!!

Now...I'm ready to share my new STUDIO space with you.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Let it go...


I really did try to paint everyday!
30 paintings in 30 days.

And the days that I didn't?
I got so stressed about it!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Taking a little hanky break...

I have to catch up to my daily paintings...
I'm three behind!

Though I needed to catch up with my 
hanky shop too...
  so I took a little hanky break!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Good to be back...

It's good & fun to be back painting with the
group of women I've painted with for well over 
13 years!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Back On Track...

I still have to fiddle with this one a bit...

...though I needed to get it posted on 
 before the day is up.

So here it is for now...
#229 in the line up.
Tomorrow morning I'll see it with renewed eyes 
and make any adjustments before I 
post it in my gallery.

Sweet Dreams!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Day 10...Hydrengias

I squeezed this one in tonight right before bed.

Now off to sleep I go feeling good that I'm keeping up
with the 30 in 30 challenge.

Sweet dreams.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Day Nine...

Am I losing count...
or is this day nine? nine.

Today I went larger
and a little bolder and graphic in my brush strokes.

I'm really loving this design and style.
I have a little more to do to this one,
once I look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow morning.

Till then...
nighty night.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

White is not white!

Where is the white?

When painting white objects...
ceramic paint dish, finger star fish, cloves of garlic...
there really is not much actual white in them.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Day Three...

Funny thing about painting and photos...

I can always pick out whats wrong with a painting by looking at 
the painting in the final photo.

Take painting three in the 30 for 30 challenge...

...this is the set up for the painting.  
Apparently I'm liking painting my painting tools with other stuff 
as in my first two paintings!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Day 2

Day 2
30 paintings in 30 Days

I know some of you may not like this style of painting...
maybe not realistic enough for your taste in art.

I love it!

I especially love that I took my time 
and for the most part,
did one paint stroke per observation.

I'm pretty happy with it!

You can find it in my gallery at

Thanks for looking in...


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Another 30 Paintings In 30 Days

Here we are in September already...
that happened fast!

This month I'll be keeping up with 
30 paintings in 30 days... 

Day one

I started out to paint just the pomegranate...
but then looked over at my painting medium jar 
noticed how colorful it had become.
Add in a few brushes and it shows exactly
what I was getting ready to do and the tools 
I'd be using.

"Getting Ready To Paint"

listed in my Daily Paint Works Gallery

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Little Hanky History...

As some of you may already know...

I am pretty much in love with vintage hankies!
I really can't explain it...but I  have to?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I'm Seein' Red...

I getting my vintage goods ready to go under my tent 
at the San Diego Flea Market 
on June 28th...
and I'm thinking of revisiting 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Lamp #1

Not sure why...but I have a few lamp paintings I want to do.

Lamp #1

You can see my paintings in my gallery 
Daily Paint Works

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Back to paiting...

Okay...back to the easel... 
and back to a painting a day!

No theme for the month of May...
just happiness in painting.

A planned askew in blue...
just warming up.

I love this Ampersand painting panel!
Lovely to paint on,
they're 3/8" thick
have a slot for hanging!
It's all good!

See more very affordable artwork in my gallery at

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bottle Brush Tree

While walking my little dog the other morning
I came across this beautiful bottle brush tree in the neighborhood.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

I take that back...

In my last post... 
I claimed that what I learned from the 30 paintings in 30 days in January
was that painting is not where my passion lay at this space in time...
I may have been a little hasty with that!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

All Thirty!

Here is is...
a little piece of my days in each day of January...
30 Painting in 30 days.

What I learned:

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Studio lights out...

Lights out for Sally...
at least the 30 painting in 30 days series.

This was a quick painting I did 
on the morning of day 30, 
painting everyday for the month of January.

As you know if you've been following along...
these are quick little paintings
with my 1946 Teardrop Trailer 
as inspiration.

It was fun, and a great exercise & warm up to start the day.
Thanks for peeking in each day and seeing what I painted,
along with 1400 or more artists from around the world.

Check out the other artists work...


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#26 & 27 Sally at the Zoo

#26 & 27...


oil on canvas paper

Inspired by the
on our visit to the San Diego Zoo
this weekend.

oil on canvas board


Sunday, January 25, 2015

#25...Stack em up

Melamine cups and saucers...
a perfect match of the same time period 
for this little 1946 teardrop trailer,
stacked on top.

Friday, January 23, 2015

#23 Sally in the Barn

Sally in the Barn.

Simple theme, simple shapes, simple brush strokes...
I really enjoyed this one.

oil on canvas board

All paintings of Sally and this 30 day / 30 painting challenge
may be purchased in my Etsy shop

Enjoy the weekend!