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Finally... SPRING! A Fresh, New Floral Painting Series

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In these strange and bewildering days, I hang on to beauty, art and family.














Inspired by the gorgeous arrangements in Floret Farm's lovely books, I escaped to my sweet studio and tried something new:

cake decorating techniques on canvas!













As a semi-retired cake artist, I have found that using modeling paste, spackling, and joint compound through frosting bags and tips can make some interesting textures to my paintings.












What a fun way to combine some of the many skills I acquired as a wedding cake artist with my many years of experience with acrylics.









I believe I am onto something here...


                                                   How about you?



January Dreams

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Holly Dolly in the Snow Illustration
Inspired by one of my beloved dolls, this painting is from a series of illustrations which I plan to someday turn into a children's picture book.  The story will be based on an idea I had one day about what adventures this tiny doll would have if she had a day to explore in the snow on her own.
The illustration is made with pen, pencil, watercolor and gouache on yupo paper.