I'm still around, I just get busy and don't have time to update my sites. I wish it was a bit more simple to keep up with it. Lately I have been working on miniature painting necklaces. These particular ones are for a good friend for local event, but I will be working on more in the near future and will have them listed on eBay. The ones on the top photo are actually painted on deer antler slices. I will have a limit on how many I can have on hand. Once these are sold, I might not have more in the future. They are very nice in person. The bottom ones are painted on polymer clay. I'm also going to paint on wood shapes. 

Mermaid #5 New Weekly Auction

This is my new weekly ACEO Mermaid #5 up for auction on eBay starting bid, $10.00. Go to auction ->>>

Summer Painting Sessions

This summer I plan to do a lot of painting with acrylics. This is the first of hopefully a lot of paintings I get done. I want to paint a lot of local landscape pieces. I really enjoy  painting. I'm still going to continue to do some smaller colored pieces, like ACEO's and 5"x7" to list on eBay. I find that switching mediums often keeps me really interested in art  and I don't get burnt out. Next week is vacation, but we have decided to stay home and my shops and auctions will run normally.

Water Soluble Oils and What I think of them

Lately I've been exploring oil painting. Years I did a little bit of oil painting in high school, but never really understood them or was interested in them so I didn't pursue them. Since I've been painting more with acrylics I got a little curious and wanted to give it a try. This was not something I just did on a whim. I've been thinking about this for a few years.

 I bought some water soluble oils last summer. I tried them a little back in the winter, but on paper for oils and it didn't seem to work very well. Also polymer clay, which wasn't bad, I kinda liked it. And just recently I tried working on a clear gessoed surface and again it didn't work well. So I finally got fed up and did research. Water soluble oils are somewhat different on what brushes and surface you use and work on. Apparently you should work on an acrylic gessoed surface and use synthetic brushes. Also they have special mediums and thinners. They sell brushes that work really well wi…

Ebay Art Listing

This my newest piece, "Rainbow Gothic Mermaid". It's a mini colored pencil painting. Starting bid is $10.00. I also have other art auctions running as well with starting bids at $10.00.
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Art Auctions on Ebay

"Queen Cleopatra and Her Cat"
Up on eBay starting bid $10.00. Go to Auction ->>

"Jaguar Kitten and Fairy" starting bid $10.00 on eBay.
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Art and more Art

So I've been really busy doing different projects and trying to be more active in connecting with the public. I did a small show recently in the town I live. I met some aspiring young artist and got some new collectors of my work. I have also entered a portrait I drew of my grandmother and my Native American mermaid "Ama" into an art contest at a gallery not to far from my house. Whether I win or loose, it's the experience of just getting my work seen more in person by the public and meeting other working artist.

My mailbox was looking pretty sad, so husband bought a bigger metal one and I did paintings on both sides and front. The other side is a woodpecker with babies and the front is morel mushrooms and white flowers. I wanted to do something that what our home is about. The wildlife here is wonderful and abundant. I love living in the country.

I also have been doing a good bit of acrylic paintings. Mostly small little canvases, but I did get a commission project…