It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Friday, July 28, 2017


It is too hot to paint on the lanai and I make too big a mess when I paint in the house
So not much painting is going on.
My inspiration here was opportunity.  I decided it comes when we least expect it,
and we almost never recognize it for what it is.
So this is my idea of what an opportunity might look like.
It is another attempt at the weaving.
The blue was left over paint from another project.  I had spread it all over  a piece of scrap
watercolor paper.
I may try this again without the petal shapes so I get a more abstracted look.
The petals are paint on paint but could be collage squares.

Then I added a trio of suns in my skies from last week
and a bit more turquoise.

Wishing everyone a happy PPF!
I am looking forward to visiting everyone and seeing what they are up to.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Found objects

Happy Paint Party Friday All
and thank you for visiting my site.
This week our local art center class assignment was to bring in "found objects".
We have been working on horizontal composition and so this week we
added decorative bits to our pictures.

Here is my painting with a large bead as the sun, some starfish and some deocrative wire
added to the bottom of the sea.

And then we jump to the desert.
Again, a horizontal composition with bits of copper, milagros and turquoise.

We used gloss medium to adhere the extra bits.
Now I am thinking about the old watches I have from my Mom.
Maybe I could add them to something.
I will have to wait till I have an inspiration
But, if you have one, please share it.
No blooms this week.  We have been hot and humid.  I see lots of buds but no action yet.
I hope the blooms won't rot in all of this moisture.
Thank you for your visit and Happy PPF!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer doldrums???

If it is July in Florida
You can be sure it is steamy hot in Florida
I have been painting on the lanai and it has become a labor of love for sure.
If I get outside early, not so bad.
But if I get an idea to try in the afternoon, WHEW it is sweaty out there.
I was rummaging around in my dead painting file and came up with this green
background.  I don't use green very much but was pleased with the outcome.

I also had another Tar Gel project in the works.
I added layers and layers of Tar Gel and then did a light violet wash.

So that is what's happening here this week.
Wishing you all a Happy PPF