Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Birthday Party

Clowns in the strings

Best Friends

Saturday, April 29, 2006

The child and her doll -always endearing

Country School Kids

I am using a picture here that is from a collection of a friend,Marv Berryman. He went to a country school in Nebraska back in the 1940's and the children spend recess playing on an old merry-go-round. I remember them too, but I went to school in town.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Girl in a clown costume

Fairy Princess

Sister and Brother in watercolor

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Girl and her dog

This was a great technique where a photo is made into a drawing and then filled in with various colors. I like doing these!

I love texture!

This is a collage I created using a combination of a photo I took along with an old picture and various paints that create crackle effects.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Spring and Childhood

Candy Land Painting

Monday, April 24, 2006

Painting over Photo

Watercolor over a photo creates a glowing effect.

Original collage

This is a collage I did that is really two cards put together with a painted background and some hand carved stamps. Also painted over the photo with acrylic. I like it.

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Thursday, April 20, 2006

Our Pets make our lives richer.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Fantasy world in a globe

Favorite Colors in a collage

This collage was created with layers of various objects of similar colors. I like the reflective qualities of glass along with fabric and a book which gives the work a message.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Little Lady

A doll holding a doll! I took the face of a favorite doll and added it over a photo, then put in a new background. Interesting to see how the doll comes alive.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter! I took this picture while visiting the Broadway Market. It is a Polish tradition to buy food and gifts here during the Easter season and one can purchase all sorts of beautifully decorated eggs. This isn't my own art today, but thought I'd share something for the day.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

My new Easter dress

Friday, April 14, 2006

I Want a Girl

I found a post card and some sheet music that seemed to perfect together, so I took the title from the music and added it with the post card. Also have tried out various shapes to add another touch to the scene. It is spring!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Birds are Busting out all over!

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Family Fun

Mother and her children

I like this transformation of the photo. The color is random, but gives this a more painterly look rather than just a colored photo.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Doll Portrait

I love old dolls and save lots of pictures of them. This is a Deanna Durbin doll close-up. I turned her into a painting. Could use more shadows and highlights, but I still like the expression.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Child and her doll

I did something different here and tried out various brushed and colors over a photograph. I like painterly effects mixed with pictures. This is a good way to try ideas and then use some with real materials later.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Alice visits the garden

I took this picture at the botanical gardens and have added a Victorian child to the scene.

Book and Cloth

I love old books so decided to combine this one with some fabric patterns that add to the flower theme on the cover. The patterns had to be stretched to fit the space.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Dancing Sisters

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Layered Look

I enjoy layering a variety of materials as it adds a sense of mystery to them. I've repeated some pieces many times to fill in the background and then add more pictures over them.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Brown Collage

Paper Doll Mandela

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Fun with Bubbles

This is a fun program that will take any picture and turn it into a design.

Happy Couple

Saturday, April 01, 2006

I created an abstract painting with fabric samples and cloned a variety of them onto a new canvas. Then turned it into a watercolor painting.

Out for Air