Thursday, October 31, 2013


 Speed Painting #4 

I've had some ideas floating around in my head about painting over stripes.  I need to begin some new canvases for a show, so I turned to my sketchbook to explore the stripe idea in a speed painting.  I'm glad I did -- I learned a thing or two.  I gessoed the pages first, blew them dry, and jumped right in by quickly painting one bright stripe after another. And then . . .  I painted over them.  

At the end of these speed painting sessions, I'm done.  That's it.  It is what it is.  Time to move on.

We had the nicest groups of trick-or-treaters.  

Happy Halloween and thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


 Did you remember with anticipation the smell of autumn?
the colors, yes,
but the smell of leaf fall?
nor did I
 no matter,
now, we relish it