Thursday, August 18, 2011


This is where I will be found for the next eight week! I will be the Language Arts/ Reading teacher for 4E and 4F. The challenge is the first week and getting my angels organized and set up! Wow it is overwhelming!! The teacher I'm subbing for is SO organized that I couldn't ask for better. Now I just need to make it for the long haul. I will only be able to paint on weekends but one of my goals is to get at least one, maybe two days of painting in each week and not take my work home with me. Lofty goals!!
I'll post as I paint and fill in with older works that haven't been seen in a while! Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

08/17/11 on My easel

These are some more block-head buoys that I have just blocked in basic color. This one will be slow to be finished because on Monday I'm starting a long term sub job - 4th grade L.A./Reading /Writing class --for 8 weeks. Be patient with me everyone - when I'm teaching, I only have one or two days for painting! Thanks for looking at my blog.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Home from the wedding

This is the reason I haven't posted anything new in a while. I have been to Austin for this wonderful event: the wedding of my precious niece Keithley McNally to Joe Presley! It was a much anticipated event and all the McNallys ,Morgans, Barkers, Beckers, Schribers, and everyone and all their kiddos came. The weekend was full of fun and much too much food and drink!! The newlyweds are in Italy now on their honeymoon. Keithly has promised me some wonderful images to paint from their trip!

Got to meet my new great nephew Arthur Owen McNally (3 1/2 months old). He is an absolute angel!!

Laura Presley and Payton McNally at rehearsal dinner - having a good time dancing!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summer of 2011 - dyptich

I am so excited!! I painted the base coat for the first part of this painting a couple days ago but came in today and finished it and TOTALLY finished the second panel!! This is a totally different palette for me but it is definitely HOT and DRY!!! It just all came out of my head!!
Thank you for looking at my blog on this scalding August day!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hilo,Hawaii is complete.

Really enjoyed painting this image. I modified it quite a bit and it has turned out lovely!! Wish I was there right now! This heat wave has to break soon!!
Thanks for looking at my blog. Stay cool.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

On the easel

I love this image of a blustery Hilo surf. The water is just the right color and the rock cliffs are taking shape nicely.
We have decided to move our spots in the studio. I have opted to move to the back corner where it is cooler and give up my position I shared with Sharon on the side wall. Some artists are painting larger paintings and need more room. I might have multiple works going on but I just put mine on the ledge and rotate them. This way I am out of the hustle and bustle and am a little more focused.
Thanks for taking time to look at my blog. Stay cool.