Monday, June 17, 2013



More on the use of painted papers for framing in inexpensive wooden
frames, these thin tissue consistency of papers can be painted and then applied to the wooden frame using gel to dress up the presentation.
The /gray frame has been painted in a similar fashion as I do the papers and a transfer of one of my paintings was made and applied to the tile.  The tile was then adhered to the painted frame.



This frame is decorated with the painted papers and awaits a small painting to complete the art  work.




This is another fun work of art.  I worked on a previously made monoprint to
develop a floral painting . Very loose and juicy colors made this a fun piece to work on.  This will probably go to 2nd Helping Gallery, in Roanoke, Virginia soon for the change out of art.

Thursday, June 13, 2013




Come to see the process of making hand made art papers attached to a canvas and your art work placed
on the created papers.  Judy and I will be doing a demonstration of this type of art at the Buy The Season
in Salem, Virginia on June 15th..  You develop your collage papers and place them on the canvas with the drawing or direct painting on top of these papers that are attached to your canvas as the steps are shown above.
Happy painting

Monday, June 10, 2013

I am working on c couple of cow paintings and adding collage/assemblage which is still a work in process.
Always exciting at this stage because the painting talks to the artist!!!
Just to update some of the plein air experiences, this is a painting done at the Blue Ridge Park in Botetourt County and was primarily done on sight with a "finish up" done a bit later.  It was a beautiful day and a great day for painting.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

It was a wonderful way to open the first of June by participating at the Sedalia Center Big Island, Virginia
for the kickoff of the Artisan Trail in Bedford County.  As a member of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge, we were invited to exhibit art in the Center's Gallery.  It was a beautiful day and we had the opportunity to meet lots of folks from Lynchburg, Forest and the Bedford area as well as to reconnect with a lot of our artist friends.  There were lots of choices for views to paint in the area as well as see all the diverse
arts, crafts, good food and many other items of interest in the area at the Fair.  Be sure to watch for additional events coming through the development of the Artisan Trail.