Friday, April 20, 2007


You know, it's just not fair! Lukas brings home a bug from school and he's sick for 2 days; I catch it and it's been a week... so far.

Oh well. I did finish another ACEO. It's of Slider and my dog, Tynha. I don't know why, but cats really like her. It must be that wooly fur on her, but they just like to curl up around her and rub up against her.

I've started another painting, but this one is about 4"x4", of a pair of lions I saw on a wildlife program. They were sitting relaxed in the grass, and then a herd of wild buffalo came into view. They both just sat up and watched those buffalo. I just thought it would make a neat painting. I've started on the background, and am having trouble with the leaves on the bushes. It would be wonderful to be like some of these artists who fly to Africa every year to take photos.

Nawww, that wouldn't work. I don't fly!

Monday, April 16, 2007


Two more ACEOs finished: one is of some draft horses I saw at a horse show 30 years ago, and the other is of my horse Amber several years ago, down in the pasture on a foggy evening.

I struggled with the fog. I still am not satisfied with it, but enough is enough!

They were doing a controlled burn in the refuge tonight. It was a very interesting scene, with the smoke billowing up and turning the sky red, dark storm clouds, and the sun breaking through with shafts of light. It would make a neat painting to put a couple of deer in there.

I switched over to boro today; just ran out of ideas for beads with Moretti. It makes for a nice break. I'm going to try to do some florals with some frit. If they turn out I'll post some pics.