Monday, February 11, 2019


We all have superstitions, use them, even though we know logically that they don't do anything good or bad. It's all in the mind.  Knock on wood, pst pst pst, hamsa hamsa, see a pin pick it up and many more.

This was the concept for this months workshop challenge. It wasn't until I started PYHAS 2019, week 2 that I got some idea of what I was going to do.  Week 2 with Yvonne Morell and I had my inspiration! Loved the process and then more ideas came.

What Will Be Will Be
16.5 x 23 "
Acrylics on cut canvas

Who Can Resist my Sweet Cat
11.5 x 16.5 "
Acrylic on Paper

Selene Will be Watching Over You
12 x 15 "
Acrylic on Cut Canvas

 I Don't Give a Hoot Hoot Hoot
12 x 15 "
Acrylic on Cut Canvas

Black cats, owls, and eclipses all have superstitions attached to them. I love black cats, the owl is my soul animal, and I have no fear of eclipses or red moons! But I still pick up any pins that I come across!  Hamsa Hamsa!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

It's So Sad to be Alone

Decided to post first thing and not to procrastinate. So far the sun is shining but it's cold and forecasts are for a stormy one day storm. That's all they talk about in the news, so today I will not be making my weekly visit to Neve Shalom. The grandkids will be staying with friends in Jerusalem in hopes that there will be snow.

These are the last of the group of figure studies. I will be continuing this series, prepared two formats.
Am busy with PYHAS with a new lesson every week, a few paintings for my family that I am struggling with, and other projects.

Sometimes a reference really catches you. You feel drawn into the story. That is what the reference did for me. I made 3 different versions. An elderly woman sitting alone in what seems a bare and cold room. A table and a radiator and not much more.

Feeling Lonely and Cold Like a Penny Waiting for Change
19.5 x 13.5 "
Gessoed paper with Acrylic Background
Charcoal and Wax Crayons

You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone, yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming. (Emily Carr)
13,5 x 19.5 "
Gessoed paper with Acrylic Background
Charcoal and Wax Crayons

Having a Hard Time
Portrait of a Lonely Woman
13,5 x 19.5 "
Gessoed paper with Acrylic Background
Charcoal and Wax Crayons

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Sunning by the Window

Love doing figures trying to mesh them in the background to make them less of a "study" and more interesting. I find the process difficult mainly because although I tend to work spontaneously and fast when I stop the "block" sets in and it's hard to continue as it's usually a thought process rather than intuition. Something I will have to work on more.

Taking a Sunbath by the Window
20 x 13.75 "
Gessoed Paper with acrylic background
Charcoal and Crayons