Thursday, May 24, 2012


These are  little water soluble oil paintings, each about 6x6 inches that I did in the last month.  I had scanned and /or photographed them all at least once before my computer problems and lost them.  At least one might have been on a previous posting and deleted by mistake when I was editing the size.

 This one was done on cotton canvas that I taped down.  The other 2 are done on gessoed board.

I'm still spending a lot of time getting updates on my laptop.  My connection is so bad at home that I have to go to library for downloads which isn't much better .  I didn't save my addresses in Apple Mail but am finding them in gmail  with thousands of emails I never deleted there.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Last weekend, I joined the Plein Rein Painters of Juneau  for a fun and inspiring retreat.   The talented group of painters have been getting together every Saturday for several years and have for a few years gotten together for a retreat,  usually in March or April.  This year they decided to have it later when the weather would be better, but who knew that this year the weather in April would be better than in May.
The retreat took place at the  Jubilee Cabin at the Shrine of St. Therese.    and though it rained most of the weekend,  the view from the window was beautiful and some of us went out on the covered porches and painted.  I did a couple of little paintings with water soluble oils and some watercolors.  This is one of them, the view from the window.

                                               watercolor  7x7inches 

  I was working on a gouache in the studio before going to Juneau and I haven't touched it since coming home on Monday as  I've spent most of the week getting my computer to work right which I've elaborated about enough on my other blog. I have continued to do my daily small drawings/paintings and after the computer problems, started  posting them again today. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


It is a struggle to take good photos of the paintings I've painted in the last month.  This is the best I can do after several tries in different light.

water soluble oil 6x6 inches
water soluble oil 6x6 inches

I really got bogged down painting the handle of the cup.  I think I finally got it right, but now the ellipse looks a little off..... and now the ellipse on the jar.  I'm liking the fact that I can fix things more easily with oils than with watercolor.