Saturday, January 6, 2018

I cannot believe it has been since May of last year that I have added any content to my blog. As I look back I can see how completely absorbed and busy I have been. Painting only a little, making some jewelry and doing a lot of moving!
My new place, the painting was not finished at the time....

Now I am working on a Venice painting, I get so absorbed remembering my visit there, all the emotions and sparkle of the city come back to me.
This is the original sketch.
As you can see, since it has been a while, my perspective is way off!
Though working slowly while unpacking, helping my family and seeing my boys :) I have managed to correct that.  The lighting is pretty bad here but you get the idea, I already see some changes I want to make again :)
For those of you who do not know, I love to work with acrylics first, I tend to design through the whole process and changing is so easy with them because they dry so quickly, also it allows me to add multiple layers. Once I move on to my oils it really changes and adds additional depth to the work.
Thank you for stopping by, hugs R
I will let you know when I finish it :)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain


Sailing unties the Knots in my mind

Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone."

Thank you for all your wishes while my mother was in the hospital with pneumonia.
It has slowed down the painting process, that is now ready to burst out again.
Here are the next paintings I will be working on.  These are the drawings (with a little under painting).
I will continue to show you the process as each come into their own completion.

Thanks for following along :)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

And some boats I recently completed.


She thought of a special memory and this is the one she decided on.
I will keep you posted on the progress :)

Life is about making an impact, not an income.- Kevin Kruse
That's strange isn't it?
We spend our whole life trying to make an income...
Maybe its time to change that, as we awaken to the understanding 
We are much more than what we earn....
And if we do what we love, that thing that makes our heart sing, just maybe we are making an impact and earning an income too!



It is crazy how synchronicity works.
I was debating on my next work and thought it may be time to paint a series of boats.

Then I sold several boat paintings :)

Then I started working on a commission going to La Jolla Calif., with ocean and boat!
Well there is was my set of 3 synchronicity s.

Boat paintings it is :)

These were some of the drawings my client from Calif., was given to choose from.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!  This year is going to be very promising.
The last couple of years has been happily filled with watching my grandson grow and a new baby girl on the way!  I made family a priority so my paintings have been few.  This year I will paint, paint and paint. It is my second love :)
I have had a hard time sharing myself, I am a very private person. My goal this year is getting to know you better and opening up so you can know me.
We will be sharing interests, whats going on in the studio etc.... I am re-starting :) a monthly newsletter and would love for you to sign up!  My subscribers will be the 1st to see new work, receive coupons or sales, painting tips and giveaways! I love to give away things that have special meaning for me.
You can sign up here:  Monthly Newsletter
I look forward to this New Year, getting to know you is going to be something special!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Now for the completed painting. I hope you enjoy :)
Much better lighting!