New Artwork

Over the past month, I finished up Autumn and Winter personified, which was my series of 4 paintings to play with oil paints for the first time. And I also finally finished my little rodent acrylic painting. It felt good to be painting again!

I need to update the gallery page here and my Fine Art America site. Hopefully that will come in the next couple of weeks.

Summer, an oil painting

I finished my second ever oil painting a couple weeks ago. I took summer as a theme, and I am planning on doing fall and winter to complete my first set.


I feel like I have lots to learn with oil paints. But part of the joy of creation is getting to play around with things, so I am trying to just have fun with it.

Playing with Oil Paints

My husband gave me my first ever set of oil paints for Christmas this year, and we finally took them out and played with them this weekend. This is what I started.

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It is maybe not the easiest choice to start in on a human with zero reference photos, but I had the image of Spring as a goddess in my head and this is what came out. Hopefully as I add details, it will be less garish.

Overall, lots of fun! I love the way the paints layer. It will be good to experiment. I get a little nervous about the kids or the cat accessing the painting since it takes so long to dry but we shall see how it goes.