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All free patterns are now on my tatting website:

Tatting Just For You


Click on the free patterns link in the upper right hand corner...and while you're there,
please check out my pattern books. Sale of those books keeps me on the internet ;-)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

On Daily Paintworks Auction Today: "Red Onions"

Hi everyone. My gallery on Daily Paintworks is just chugging along. Sales for me mean I can paint more :-)...and that makes me happy. On auction today..."Red Onions" reference photo courtesy of Wet Canvas.
Link to the Auction


This is an original acrylic on 5 X 7 inch 140 lb watercolor paper.

PS: I do most of these works on 140 lb watercolor paper. Its tough, acid free and will last like forever. Besides those qualities it is easier to pack and to ship. Something novice painters should keep in mind, watercolor paper, even at 90 lbs will hold acrylics well. There is no need for canvas, masonite board or even canvas panels while you are painting practice pieces.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

There's Always Something to Paint

I really enjoy painting deep space....the nebulae, some of which are just stunning. Last night, having no idea of what to paint I was surfing the net on my Ipad and came across photos from the Hubble telescope, one of which was the "Helix Nebula" nicknamed The Eye of God. So, left my Ipad open and painted it from what I saw on the screen. Here is my interpretation:
This is an 8 X 6 inch acrylic on canvas panel. Link to the Daily Paintworks auction: Eye of God

Saturday, July 13, 2013

"An Assortment of Vegetables"

Coming up on Monday, July 15, this 5 X 7 inch original acrylic on 140 lb watercolor paper. I've become absorbed in vegetables and gotten away from the sweets...at least for a while. This is an acrylic that I used almost like watercolor. I love acrylics in that you can use them thick to resemble oils or thin to resemble watercolor. They are versatile, fast drying, clean up with soap and water and do not smell like oils do. If you haven't tried them, give them a chance.
Link to the auction: An Assortment of Vegetables"

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Daily Paintworks Painting "Tomato Salad"

A favorite work:
I've gone from candy to vegetables. This latest work is up on Daily Paintworks today. Its a 9 X 12 inch acrylic on 140 lb watercolor paper titled "Tomato Salad":

Link to the auction