Karin’s Boots

graphite pencil on paperHere is my latest entry for Karin Jurick”s weekly challenge. She asked us to try something different so I decided to stay away from paint and stick with pencil and paper.Click on image for larger view.

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On The Road To Rock Creek Tavern

11″x 14″acrylic on masoniteFor those of you who live in Oregon and are familiar with McMenamins’ Rock Creek Tavern, this painting is of a photo taken on the road right in front of it. We were on our way to the Plumper Pumpkin Patch and luckily my husba…

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Karin’s Buddha

5″x 7″acrylic on masoniteHere is my latest entry to Karin Jurick’s weekly challenge. It is a picture of her Buddha. I am still trying to learn to take good photos of my artwork. My list of “Things to Learn” continues to grow! Hopefully I can focus on t…

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Danny Gregory’s Post-it Party

Post-It PartyIf you have not heard of Danny Gregory, I encourage you to visit his site. He does wonderful drawings of every day things and has written several books about drawing and creativity, the most recent being “An Illustrated Life”. He is now te…

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Upside Down

8″x 10″acrylic on masoniteHere is my entry in this week’s Different Strokes challenge. The twist (or flip) to this challenge was that we were to paint 90% of it upside down…. not me, the painting and image! I frequently turn my paintings or drawings …

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TED Video On Creativity And Play

Just watched a very interesting and fun TED video on creativity and play:”At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play — with many examples you can try at home (and on…

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Crosswalk

12″x 12″acrylic on masoniteJust submitted this painting to Karin Jurick’s Different Strokes website. The challenge this week was to paint shadows.Click image for larger view.

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Bunny With a Toolbelt

Alyson Stanfield has provided me and MANY others with valuable information , advice and encouragement. Currently, she is providing five conversations with successful artists. I recently listened to the interview with Portland artist, Hilary Pfeifer , a…

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How About Some Words?

A couple of weeks ago I sent out a request for Inspiration Ideas and have received several photos!But how about some words? Do you have a favorite saying, quote, words of wisdom passed down through the ages or just ‘a word’ ?I’d love to hear from you a…

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U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

5″x 7″acrylic on canvas board My latest entry for Karin Jurick’s challenge.Click on image for larger view.

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