Category Archives: acrylic paintings

Work in Progress – My Big Idea


Stage 1: Collage of papers.`


Stage 2: Adding some paint to the shapes.

In my many, MANY attempts at a vineyard -inspired painting for “Lushes with Brushes,” I decided to start over. Here is what I call, “Stage 2.” At least, I call it that today. It could become stage 3 or 4. Working out my painting process when I don’t really know my painting process is not so easy. But the fun of painting on the Monaco Family Vineyard with six people this Fall will be worth it.




Coffee Drawings: Big Ideas

IMG_4587IMG_4592vineyardpieces (9 of 18)

So, these coffee drawings are my leaning toward a magical Adult Art Camp experience at a gorgeous vineyard in Eastern Washington. The plans are in the very beginning stages and Daylight Savings Time is messing me up really good. Thus, I will write about that more later. Anyway, here are a few pictures. The top is my coffee drawings from the vineyard on my wall of inspiration, the middle, is my painting, in progress, based on these images, and the bottom images, is the vineyard itself.

I wish I had written this better, but there is always tomorrow. 🙂




Today’s inspiration

I loved the colors on the cover of the paper source catalog this month!


Salt Lake Costume 6×6

This little painting is on clapboard panel and came from my walk through Sugarhouse with the kids and the dog last week. I saw the Salt Lake Costume Company sign and I loved the colors.  Thus, I was inspired to make this. No, it doesn’t look like the sign at all, but it will do.


Window – 20×20


This is one of my larger pieces that I took to 15th Street Gallery yesterday for a show next month. It should be a good one.

“Your Majesty” Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting 12×12

12x12x2. acrylic and paper on panel

I was working on this painting this week and I arrived at the above photo for a finished product. However, I wanted to post a “BEFORE” picture because I thought it was done for a minute. I liked the red-yellow combination, but I thought it was too messy and too much red, I also didn’t  like the “5” being so obvious. So, I changed it into what you see above. But, I took the picture so here it is for you to compare.


Organic Sugar Art & Gifts Open on Etsy

I just changed the name of my etsy shop to OrganicSugar Art & Gifts. I’ll be posting pictures of the stuff I am making here and linking them to the new shop. The address is:
or you can click here: it’s easier. 🙂 

Here are some of the offerings on the shop so far….