Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Wishes for all of my family and friends. This is my 2012 Christmas Tree.

We're actually spending the 2012 Holiday Season at our home in Arizona.  It was fun to decorate this year using my Santibella ornaments that I purchased over 30 years ago. 
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Flamenco Dancer

 Another piece that I am going to consider "fini" as it was also on the gatorboard for awhile.  It's w/c on 400# paper so a bit more difficult to do intricate features.  This is from Spain travels.  Am going to float mount on Espresso Brown matboard and simple black wood frame.  Will finish out at 30x40.
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Dancer in Ecuador

 Am finally going to consider this "fini".  It was a long time on the gatorboard while I did some tweaking here and there.  But, for better or worse....this is it.

It is a young dancer that I photographed while on a South American cruise.  She was one of about 30 young girls, but she caught my eye because she was so "picture perfect" in her costume and makeup and totally dedicated to dancing perfection.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

View from North Side of Condo

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View from South Side of Condo

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Our Summer Condo

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My Summer

While some were sweltering in the heat, I was privy to this outstanding view every day. Am I lucky or what?
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One has only to post a photo of their work to truly see what's missing in a painting. Thus, I see that my Flamenco Dancer needs correction in several areas. Also, once again, am having issues with Picasa 3 and my Blog communicating...or it could be a case of operator error. At any rate, both issues need work.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Phase 4 - Dancer from Ecuador

Still needs work, but moving along. Believe I need to darken values.
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European Breads

Breads - Phase 2, 3, and 4. Am I finished? Let me know.
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European Pastries

Phase 3
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Our March Travels

Even though I have tried to post this photo several times, I am hoping this one will finally succeed. This is one of the many views that we encountered in our March travels. We covered the weather spectrum from mid-90s to downright frosty. What a treat!
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Snow Capped Mountains

This is one of our beautiful views from last week.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Phases 1,2 & 3 - Dancer from Ecuador

Well, I tried to put all 3 phases of my current painting but don't know if that happened. Even though I have a long way to go, I am experiementing with a couple of techniques I haven't used previously.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Apple Tart

This is going to be a painting one of these my "Food for Thought" series. I baked two of these yesterday...the other one also had roasted chopped pecans lightly scattered on the top. I'd take a photo of that one, but it has already been consumed.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Here's the Second Attempt

AZ Ice Storm from new camera...what a difference.
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