Saturday, June 27, 2009


I have recently painted some silk scarves. I decided to use a very direct approach. I decided on a theme; floral, and a color composition; yellow and red, and then I just started painting.
I painted the flowers first, using a large brush, and then I added other elements to break up the backround space.

Here are the scarves drying in the shade. I had a problem with the fixative I used and they ended up being a very pastel version of the original. The next ones I do I am going to steam them to fix the dye.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Here are some of my finished workshop pieces. Following Robert Burridge's suggestion these paintings on paper have been mounted on stretched canvas. I used inch and a half deep stretcher bars and painted the sides and part of the top to match the paintings and then adhered them with the Minwax Polycryl. Then I gave them a really good couple of coats of varnish. Now there is no need to put them behind glass.
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Monday, June 8, 2009


I have been working in a number of different mediums all at the same time recently. And now they have all come finished at once. Here is a set of dinnerware that I have made for my friend Tom. He selected a tropical
"fiesta ware" motif. If you want a set of your own, a 3 piece place setting, dinner plate, salad plate and bowl, is $120 per place setting.
Other things I have been working on include silk scarves, wholesale orders, and finishing the workshop paintings. I'll show those things later.
Everyone have a great day.

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