Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bottle and Pitcher

This 11x14 oil was painted during a workshop I took several months ago with Elio Comacho.  Elio is such a talented artist, anyone who is lucky enough to take one of his workshops learns so much.  He is so generous with his time, knowledge and talent. 
I really like the simplicity of the set up.  Each piece stands out so you can really appreciate the colors.
If you would like to see more of Elio's work visit his website,


Bottle and Pitcher

Saturday, June 17, 2017


WOW is the World of Wearable Art completion that is held in New Zealand every year.  It is such a fantastic, imaginative show.  Everything has to be wearable no matter what materials they use. I was lucky enough to be able to see the traveling museum show at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.
I saw costumes made of plastic, wool, wood, metals and so many other things.  I just loved it.  You can view some of the costumes online and keep an eye out the new show is in September.  They always have videos to watch.  Just google wearable art or WOW.
Here are a few of the spectacular costumes designed and made by these amazing artists.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Copper Dream

Copper Dream is just that.  I had attended an eye opening workshop given by Carol Nelson.  She is a very talented painter but best of all a fearless experimenter.  She uses many, many different types of unconventional materials and just goes for it.  All of her art is wonderful no matter what medium.  She really has a magic way of seeing.
After trying several experiments I just let go and put several things I really liked together and this is what I came up with. I just loved the way it looked.  This 6x8 is made with acrylic paints, torn papers, copper paint and India ink.  I just love looking at it.
To visit Carol Nelsons website go to:

Cooper Dream


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Road Trip

This fun little collage was for a challenge we are doing at Pieces of 8.  Every month we have a new challenge, this month it was travel.  I looked at so many photos of places I had been, beautiful scenery, familiar landmarks, places I loved or held great memories.  I could not decide what to paint so I thought what says travel better than Road Trip!!! 
I thought back to the days when travel was really an adventure.  You took photos that were so meaningful because you had to have them developed.  You bought stickers for your car and luggage so everyone would know where you had been, that you were an adventurer, a traveler.  I used these old travel stickers to show some of the places you might have been on a road trip.  To set  the mood I added a cut out I made of a Xeroxed road map of an old fashioned car and trailer.
I used a 6x12 board because I wanted the mood to be open road.

Road Trip