Patricia Reichenbach

One of my MOST FAVORITE landscape artists is Patricia Reichenbach…..   In a PaintWorks magazine she did a piece called Autumn Forest and this is what I painted …  painting freehand
using acrylic paints….and her basic design.  I had a long thin canvas in my studio already basecoated black and I was in the mood last night so this is what happened and thank you so much Patricia for the inspiration…….   I am pleased with the degree of light vibrancy I was able to achieve and although the next one will be entirely different I am pleased with my first try and have gained confidence …..

Patricia works in oils (Bob Ross) so I wasn't sure just how things would work out with acrylics….choosing the colors……and I used Brenda Stewarts' Clear, Slow and White Mediums to achieve the misty colors…..

The Dynasty Dry Brushes work like a CHARM, and one of my favorite lines of FM brushes for landscape painting…. some of the only brushes I actually WEAR OUT from use even though they are work horses……    What a difference these brushes make ……

I think that I will be back down in my studio again tonight and do another painting…


These are steampunk flowers made using some Craft Beer caps that a friend saved for me…and since Bend is such a DOG TOWN I chose the beer caps with the dogs on them for an upcoming show the middle of December….  I use antique bobeches which have really become costly to purchase even on Ebay so this will probably be the last I do of these….  I have another set where the floral outside area is smaller but just as cute.  I have a set in my hall bathroom and always get positive comments on them.

Ravens' Delight

I love ravens so this Ikea mirror was just a perfect substrate for this Raven with all of his shiny temptations…..  baaawwwwkkkkkkkk.

Pink Santa Necklace

Who says a Santa necklace has to be done in reds?  I like out of the box…how about you?

VAMP Necklace

For those who long for a tattoo but fear the needles………… Handpainted on a ceramic focal….Blood red beads with black Czech heart beads….


Freezing fog on a pine tree bough.