Monday, September 17, 2012


I don't have a Bucket List yet, just some goals.  No, not jumping from a plane or even flying one, but there's a slight connection here.  I took the leap.  Yup, this is BIG.....I bought oil paints!!!  Wait, it doesn't stop there. Then there's the paint brushes, yada, yada and $450 later I had everything all laid out for a whole week, too scared to make the next move.  Just admired, stroked and envisioned myself painting plein air masterpieces in the South of France and Italy.  Okay, I guess that last part could go onto a Bucket List.  I decided to start with a small series of abstracts...another goal for me.  Hmm, where to start?  Okay, I love abstract, love patchwork and regularly take photos from the window of a plane.  That's it.  Let me introduce Plane View.

It was all about getting used to the huge difference between oils and my usual and more familiar acrylics.  And to continue my experiment with painting in abstract.  I did cover the base coat in acrylic because acrylics dry quickly.   I just went for it.  Definitely like some more than others (shhh, don't tell them I said that).  

Let the Learn Fest begin.  I signed up for an Alla Prima (wet on wet) oil painting class starting soon.  Goose bumps.

On another note, I have neglected the tutorials for the 12 in TWELVE.  They are quite time consuming and the house continues to undergo many projects, making it tough to to work in topsy turvy conditions on things that are worthwhile for you.  But, alas, I have a huge tutorial coming up tomorrow.   I hand painted the illustrations.  Whew, you'll see.  Hint: it's a quilt.


  1. These are gorgeous! Love, love, love!
    Please keep painting!
    xo Elizabeth

  2. They are absolutely beautiful. I love the way they are grouped together. Can't wait to see what you post next. :)

  3. Gorgeous!!! You have such a way with color that you seem to just know how to make it all work! Amazing how all the past experience comes into play. Will you be at Houston this year for Quilt Festival?

  4. Loving all the paintings great colour as usual, good luck with the oils can,t wait to see



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