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Why only three word titles?

I've chosen to use only 3 words in my titles.
You can say a lot with just 3
"I love you", "I am sorry", "I was wrong", "You look nice", "You did great"...
I think you get the idea.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Back to Forever

...a portion closeup...
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...12"x12" acrylic mixed media painting...I left a few areas dimentional in this piece. The flag containing the quote (which reflects the sentiments of the subject) and the small orange extention in the left/center cast small shadows. The entire piece hasn't yet been trimmed, so unfinished edges still show.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

My Metaphorical Garden - SOLD

...portion of a 12"x12" acrylic mixed media painting...SOLD recently at Artistic Gifts and Framing in Dalton, GA....The interesting play of light and dark, warm and cool colors gives this a mysterious feel.
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To Begin Again - SOLD

12"x12" acrylic mixed media painting...SOLD and framed at Artistic Gifts and Framing in Dalton, GA...Other painted papers (les papiers colles) are available there and by contacting me at
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Heart Shaped Soul

...portion of a 12"x12" acrylic mixed media painting...It's too bad I didn't get this one finished before Valentine's Day. However, I'm sure there are lots of June weddings planned and this would make a wonderful wedding gift.
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

My GPS Possibility

...portion of a 12"x12" acrylic painting on thick deli paper, including collage...This reminded me of trying to read a map, when it's much easier to plug in the GPS.
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Dreams I Have

...portion of a 12"x12" acrylic painting on varying papers. Letting the pattern printing show through gives movement to the lower right.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Not A Knot

...a portion of a 12"x12" acrylic painted acid-free tissue paper. Layering the paints, stamping and stencils allows me to see all the possibilities in subjects and themes.
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Pillars of Thought

12"x12" acrylic paints layered and stamped on acid free tissue paper. This is another example of the techniques taught by artist Anne Bagby
After randomly applying layers of acrylic paint (beginning with opaque then adding transparent), a design or theme will appear. Letting the paper tell me what it wants to say (or be) gets me "off the hook" in deciding its subject. With the addition of a few final touches here and there, the paper is finished.
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Fabled in Verse

After taking some time away from plein air painting, I was looking for a different "something" to do during the Winter. My friend, Sandra, had attended a painted paper workshop taught by Anne Bagby (see her website at

Experimenting with the wonderful ideas that come with painting on different types of paper has resulted in my new "painted paper" obsession. The entire process is hard to I'd suggest you visit Anne's website to see the exciting things that can be done with acrylic paint on various papers.

Beginning with a 12"x12" paper, layers of paint, stamping, stenciling, etc are applied. The paper can be turned until a theme or object becomes clear.
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