Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thy Word

I love this Scripture form Psalm 119.  I am really enjoying journaling in this "journaling Bible" with the wide margins.  The journaling does take quite a while to figure and lay out how all the letterforms will work together. Trial and error for sure.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


This is my latest entry for Journal Bible Community. 
Love this Scripture about Love.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I have been drawing and doodling in my bible for years. I can listen to the sermon and draw. But I have always tried to sit on the end on the row with Chauncey to my left or right so no one will see me.  But now this Journaling Community has given me "permission" to come out in the open and draw, doodle or sketch in my Bible. I think it's great and I am really enjoying thinking about the Scripture that I am featuring. I am thinking that I will try and fill 2 up for my grandchildren as an heirloom for them.  That will take a while!

And here is the painting from yesterday. It's the lighthouse on Sapelo Island near Darien, GA.
Fun to paint.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Today's Art

I have a couple of things to post today. I am in two groups that I am really enjoying but are keeping me busy. But busy is good! Here is my lasts entry for the Bible Journaling community.
I love this Scripture.

And here is my painting from Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 days but I will certainly not have 30 paintings when the month is over. But I do have some. Here is today's painting. It's wet on the easel.

This is the Sapelo Lighthouse near Darien, GA. It was fun to paint. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bible Journaling-TRUST

I am suppose to be painting 30 paintings in 30 days but I much prefer journaling in my bible.

Here are the tabs I made from a circle punch. I used painted papers that were thin enough to punch from my stash.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bible Journaling

 I have joined a new Facebook group called Bible Journaling. I just got my new journal
bible in yesterday with wide margins so there is room for art journaling. 

This is the first page on my bible.

And this is my first entry.  The paper takes the markers pretty well.

I will be busy this year because I am apart of several Facebook groups including the Documented Life Project 2015 as well as 30 Paintings in 30 Days so...
I think I better go paint something!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

St. Catherine's--30 paintings in 30 days

I won't make 30 paintings in 30 days but if I can get 3 a week I'm doing good!  This is St. Catherine Laboure right across the street. I have always admired this little gazebo so I decided to paint it. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Documented Life Project 2015

 This is week one and two combined along with the journal prompt quote. I think it's a good quote!
We were to use book paper and the next week was gesso.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Blue Hydrangeas

I had a still life all set up ready to paint when I found this partially painted hydrangea that I started who knows when and decided to finish it. I didn't have a reference so It was rather challenging to paint from memory--especially the glass.

I am not sure what painting this is in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I am pretty far behind but any day I paint is a good day. Brush miles!! I need my 10,000 hours.  Any one who as read Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers" will know what I am talking about.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Day 9 of Painting Challenge

These are the same tulips as yesterday in a different vase. The tulips were beautiful and lasted for two paintings.  It was fun and challenging to paint them. Flowers are always a challenge and the challenge is to not put in every detain you see. That's actually hard!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tulips Day 8

It's Day 8 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Looks like I will get one done  about every 3 or 4 days!  But There's always tomorrow!
12 x 20 Oil on canvas
"Tulips in Blue"

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Painting #3 for 30 Day Challenge

Very month I get together with my painting friends, Rynda, Betty and Sylvia and we paint a picture for an artist we like. This painting is inspired by the great Florida artist, Roger Bansamer. Since this was painted from his painting, I don't sign it and can't sell it and give the painter credit. It was fun to paint and hopefully I can go out and paint something like this in plein air.

Thank you Roger Bansemer for your great paintings and TV show too.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Painting #2--Pink Peonies

This is Day 4 or Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Although it's Day 4 it only the 2nd painting for me.  These are Peonies set up and painted from life.

"Pink Peonies"

Saturday, January 3, 2015

30 paintings in 30 Days--Day 3

Not sure if I will paint all 30--actually I am 2 days late but at least I will try. That's the ONLY way to get better---JUST PAINT!

"Wine and Red"
12 x 12 Oil on Panel

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Thank you so much, Art to the 5th Gals!  What a great year it was and what a great job y'all did.
Thank you again for the honor of being a Spotlight Artist.  It was the icing on the cake for my year!

Happy New Year!


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