Saturday, March 23, 2013


So sorry that I have been absent for a while but was busy creating and getting my Etsy Store, up and running. Please visit my Shop at: Fine Paintings

These are a few of my ACEO's that are at my Etsy Shop

I also have an on line presence at Fine Art America,

This coupled with all the Outdoor Show applications, Competitions and framing has put me somewhat behind.

 My spring outdoor show roster has been filling up and the list is as Follows:
I hope that some of you can make it to one of the events to see my new work.

  1. Under the Oaks Fine Art Show, Vero Beach, FL - March 8,9 and 10th.( Pastels)
  2. Art Fair @ Queeny Park, Balwin, MO April 5,6 and 7th. ( Pastels)
  3. Alpharetta Arts Street Fest., Alpahretta, GA April 13 and 14th. ( Abstracts )
  4. Magic City art Connection, Birmingham, AL April 27,28 and 29th.  ( Abstracts )
  5. 23 Annual Colors Festival of the Arts, Roswell, GA. May 11 & 12 ( Abstracts )
  6. Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA, May 25 & 26 ( Pastels )
  7. Art in the Park, Colombia, MO.June 1 & 2  ( Abstracts and Pastels)

Thanks for visiting today, Ginny

Recyclying Paper of a Failed Painting

This is the steps that I took after I washed off a piece of blue Ampersand pastel Paper, I think it was blue. I wash off certain  papers and am usually able to reclaim some portion of the paper for minis or smaller matted pieces. But in this case I use the whole washed off piece of paper.You know we artists just can't bring ourselves to through away a good piece of paper just because our attempt at a painting failed.

You can see that the failed painting was in a vertical format, a painting of trees, I reoriented the paper horizontally so as not to be influenced by the ghost image left behind from the wash off.

You can see the trees on the left still visible.My photo reference to the right. the photo was taken at a several thousand acre farm that plants this huge field of sunflowers.I painted there with some friends and also took some photo references. It was so exciting to see their cheery faces move with the sun.

This is the finished painting, I was pleased with the result.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Black Crow, My Grand Canyon Friend

I love to paint this crow. There is something about this bird that is so quirky. I took many photos of him as he posed for me while at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, thus I call this  6 x 8 Pastel, " Canyon Crow" I have painted him in oils and very large in Acrylics too. I never tier of painting him.

Here he is in 16 x 20 Acrylics.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Southeastern Pastel Society Competition

 Had to put my acrylics aside to get down to the business of painting 3 pastel painting for the up coming  dead line for our Georgia Pastel Society Competition. Here are the 3 I entered and will keep my fingers crossed that at least one gets in. Hope you find them worthy.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

No Glass Over Pastels -Hummmm!

   Don,t you just hate having to put glass over pastels, the cutting of glass, the cleaning and not to mention the weight. Here are a few small pastels that I experimented with using wax melted with a heat gun. As we know any liquid will alter the colors so it is best to use very vibrant colors when doing this.This way the colors will not darken down so much.
I purchased some wax beads, painted a few small pieces and gave it a shot. As I said, I have a heat gun, inexpensive ( with a Hobby Lobby or Michael's coupon ), I sprinkled the wax beads on top and held the heat gun at a distance till the wax started to melt. The blower of the heat gun will move the melted wax around. It created an interesting look. I don't think this will work on a large painting but if you have a painting that is not a keeper then give it a try. It was fun to play.

The first one is the most successful.

Hope you enjoy the images.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rock Fall - a progression on toned paper

 Lately, I enjoy painting water and try to get the feeling of what it is like to be near the water in the woods.We all know how wonderful the air feels, cool and refreshing.

The size of this piece is a 9 x 12 on U-Art paper.

I toned the paper with a light water color wash just to kill the white of the paper.

Then I started with the placement of the large rock on the left side.

I progressed on filling in the dense trees, no sky, just the feel of being by the coolness of the river. Put the final touches in and done.

Monday, January 21, 2013

La Carte Card - 5 x 7 - a bit grainy

      I had all these narrow pieces of Sennelier La Carte Card paper in the sienna color, the only color I ever use and they were wide enough to cut down to 5 x 7's. This surface is hard to work with in that size as La Carte is fairly grainy. I usually us it for a full sheet painting but I thought I would give it a try.

The painting on the bottom left was done on Wallis sanded, the rest on La Carte.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Fall Flame
 Small Pastel paintings:

 ACEO'S  - 2 1/2  x 3 1/2  each is offered for $15.00.

Always fun to do near the end of the studio day when you don't want to start a new larger painting or have to leave the one on the easel for more thought. Love working in this miniature format. 

Hay Barn

Open road




Golden Wheat

Traveler ( My Ode to the Abstract )