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"Peach, Pink Rose", Carol Marine, and Alyson B. Stanfield

 Peach Pink Rose
8″x 8″
oil on gessoboard
Click here to purchase

I have decided to try oil painting ever since my workshop with Carol Marine and actually, like it! 
Carol’s method is to paint “alla prima” or “wet onto wet”; the painting is completed while the paint is still wet. This requires you to work fast! Carol says it allows you to blend from your “islands” (main subject) into your “oceans” (background). And, when things don’t work out as planned (which almost NEVER happens! 😉 ), you can wipe it away! 
Carol’s new book, Daily Painting, which I’m sure will be full of all of her tips and tricks, comes out November 4, 2014.
I ordered one!

Alyson B. Stanfield

Several weeks ago I met with local artist friends Brenda Boylan, Jo Reimer, and Celeste Bergin.  Joining us from Colorado, was dear friend, Art Biz Coach, Alyson B. Stanfield, for a wonderful breakfast at The Benson Hotel.
       ” Alyson B. Stanfield is an art business consultant and author of I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion. She helps artists gain more recognition, organize their businesses, and sell more art at”
I have been following her since 2008, taken her online classes, I keep reading her book (over and over), and gain insight and understanding from her weekly blog posts. I highly recommend that you check out Art Biz Coach!

Listening to while I paint:

“The Hundred-Foot Journey”, by Richard C. Morais, narrated by Neil Shah

The Lede, hosted by Jerod Morris
Artists Helping Artists, hosted by Leslie Saeta
Social Media Examiner, hosted by Michael Stelzner
Splendid Table, hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper


My iPod

Really helpful!: 
I am continually checking a dictionary, thesaurus, spell check, but one thing that has been particularly helpful is the grammar check! Please excuse any errors that I make and tell me! 🙂

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Pet Sale!

This is a picture of me and my dog Amy. I had her from the day I was born until age 16! I remember her sleeping in the sun; scared of cats; always greeted me with her loving warmth, enthusiasm, and joy!So, I am having a Pet Sale! From now unt…

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Modjeska Canyon

Ralph’s Truck8″x 8″oil on gessoboard$175Click here to purchaseThis is from a photo my son, daughter, and I took on our walk while visiting family down in Modjeska Canyon, CA.Here they are: my son, Thomas and my oldest daughter, Katherine. They are…

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“Fred”8″x 8″acrylic on gessoboardSOLDMy friend, Barbara, emailed me this picture to paint:” My dog, Pebbles, passed away at 15. I was super lonely so I decided to get another dog. I adopted Fred when he was 7 weeks old from the German Shepherd Rescue…

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On Writing

My Son Gave These To Me8″x 8″acrylic on gessoboardClick here to purchase this painting.I am listening to “On Writing” by Stephen King, although I have never read  his books or seen his movies. :)At one point he talks about who it is he writing too…

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2 Cups, 2 Oranges

“2 Cups, 2 Oranges”8″x 8” acrylic on stretched canvas Click here to purchase this painting.This is my last challenge for the “30 in 30 Day Challenge” by Leslie Saeta. I made 7 paintings. I listened to Lisa Daria’s message on Artists Hel…

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5 in 10 in 30 ……whatever…..

8″x 8″acrylic on gessoboardsoldI  proposed (to offer or suggest….) to do Leslie Saeta’s 30 Day Challenge by being aware of my current situation, (stroke) and agree to do 10 in 30.Well……this is only #5. There are 8 days left, so I’m thin…

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10 in 30

I decided to participate in Leslie Saeta’s “30 in 30 Challenge” for January, but mine will be “10 in 30”. That’s still good, right?Here is #2:”Something’s Missing”6″ x 6″acrylic on gessoboardsoldAnd #3:”A Vase!”8″ x 8″acrylic on gessoboardsold#1 was “P…

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