Monday, October 27, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

So I was asked by Sunny Avocado to join the Blog Hop around the world!  Thank you Sunny!
Sunny Avocado's Blog  You can read her inspiring story and look at here fantastic work by clicking the link.
My Favorites are her Peanut butter sandwiches, birds, and dogs!

What am I working on?  
I'm working on painting flowers, and thinking of new and interesting compositions to paint.

How does my work differ from other of its genre?
I'm not sure, maybe one thing I do is try to paint flowers in a more contemporary way?
Why do I create what I do?
I love flowers!! So I create paintings out of a love for and a way of expressing the way they make me feel which is happy!  
How does my creating process work?
I setup in my studio real flowers and paint them, or I use photos I take or find.  Sometimes when I'm tired I paint something I love to paint even if I have painted it so many times before I think up new compositions or colors I can try!  I will find someone to tag for the blog around the world soon and update my blog with their links.
Thanks and happy painting!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Surrendered Beauty

I've recently expanded my sales to Etsy!  You can check out my new store.  I feel like its a new adventure trying to figure out how to market your art in the internet!
How did I sell my art in Canada?
I would hang 8-12 paintings in high quality retail locations in Vancouver.  I did very well and by the third year I hardly needed to display in stores I had such a great referral system!  Then I moved!
So here in Scottsdale there was an overwhelming number of ways to sell my art but all were out of the question because they would have divided my time so I would have had to be away from my very young children.  That was not going to work.  So I decided to try selling on DailyPaintworks!  And since day one I have been so happy I did!  It has been such an amazing blessing to be  
able to do this.  So I'm very glad for unseen opportunities and new directions.
And I can hardly believe I'm saying this but it's a real online community!:)
Thanks for all your support!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Painting - Playing - Teaching - Headquaters

A little messy, I know but kids are on Fall break and as always I'm painting up a storm!!
Thought you might wan't to have an inside look at my work space.  This is where I paint and teach my classes.  I comfortably fits 3-4 students at a time, which is probably all I would dare teach at a time.  Anyhow, through the window I watch hummingbirds feed on these little orange flowers native shrubery to Arizona.   I feel very fortunate to live and work here in Arizona.  Even though I miss the fall in Vancouver! 
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rose in Budcellatti

My husband surprised me with this Budcellatti silver bud vase!!
I had to paint it right away! It was super challenging but you have to paint
what you love or die trying.  Anyhow,  I will be painting more
but here is my first attempt.
Thanks for reading.  And have fun in your studio today!:)

Saturday, October 4, 2014


I went to buy a few odds and ends for cooking dinner and came across these beautiful radishes.  I have wanted to paint 
Radishes for quite some time now and today it felt it was time!  These are so beautifully colored the variety is what caught my eye.  When you pick your subject you have to be excited or inspired by it in order to paint it.  I hope you have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Here are some steps in my process above! 
It's not the way I usually go about my work but here it is for this painting.  I will say one thing with bright colored flowers I like to lay the block in on a white ground. That keeps the colors clean especially yellows which get dull and lifeless very quickly!  Anyhow I've been busy just with my job as a mom of 2 little ones so that why I haven't posted lately!  Try do do more soon and please ask questions if you feel so enclined!
Thanks for visiting.  Have a great day!

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