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    30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS, DAY 9

    Posted on September 16, 2014 by in daily paintings

    Out of respect for the people that lost their lives and the events that took place on September 11, 2001, I laid low and chose not to blog or post any paintings for the past few days.  I’ve reserved September 11 of each year as one of quiet reflection and prayer.  I start my day […]

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    30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS, DAY 8

    Posted on September 10, 2014 by in daily paintings

    One of my favorite places in the entire world is the beach.  I love the serenity and peacefulness.  When we’re on a family vacation, we love to go for walks at the edge of the water and explore our surroundings. My husband doesn’t care for swimming in the ocean, but I love everything about it, […]

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    30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS, DAY 7

    Posted on September 9, 2014 by in daily paintings

      I did it!!!! I made it through a whole week of creating a painting a day.  This wasn’t such an easy task — just getting back from a two-week vacation, diving back in to my decorative painting business (translation: during the day, painting clients’ homes five days a week; in the evening, catching up […]

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    30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS, DAY 6

    Posted on September 8, 2014 by in daily paintings

      DID YOU KNOW?  The rose is the official National Floral emblem of the United States. President Ronald Reagan signed this legislation into law on October 7, 1986.  Today I worked with a palette that wasn’t as bright and vivid as yesterday’s rose.  I also made the background more colorful .  One style of painting […]

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    30 PAINTINGS IN THIRTY DAYS, DAY 5

    Posted on September 7, 2014 by in daily paintings

      Even though I’m an artist, I can’t always paint on demand just because I want to. Just like food – I may love pasta, but that doesn’t mean I want to eat it every day.  And with painting, the same applies. Just because I love one particular subject, doesn’t mean I will always be […]

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    30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS, DAY FOUR

    Posted on September 6, 2014 by in daily paintings

      DID YOU KNOW?!!!  Fresh out of onions? Use your Tulip bulbs instead! Tulip bulbs are a good replacement for onions in cooking. I learn something new every day.  While I don’t plan on digging up my tulip bulbs if I run out of an onion, it sure was an interesting factoid.  I prefer to […]

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    30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS, DAY THREE

    Posted on September 5, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    I stepped it up tonight by going to a bigger canvas, 10″ x 10″.   After staring at a blank four inch canvas for a bit, it was time to move on!  The minute I put a bigger canvas in front of me, creativity started to flow, and here’s the result.   PEONIES, 10 x 10, […]

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    THIRTY PAINTINGS IN THIRTY DAYS, DAY 2

    Posted on September 4, 2014 by in daily paintings

    “A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.”   Leo F. Buscaglia As a One Stroke Certified painting Instructor since 2001, I must’ve painted THOUSANDS of roses and taught hundreds of students, ranging in age from four, to a lovely 80 year-old woman who had never painted before.  So it’s a no-brainer […]

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    THIRTY PAINTINGS IN THIRTY DAYS, Day 1

    Posted on September 3, 2014 by in daily paintings

    I’ve spent a LOT of time trying to figure out what exactly should I paint thirty different ways?  I am visually intrigued by so many different things.  I put way too much pressure on myself, which got me off to a slow start.  I finally just took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and BINGO!  […]

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    ONCE AGAIN, GETTING BACK INTO MY BLOG

    Posted on September 3, 2014 by in daily paintings

    Instead of being sad that summer has officially ended here on Long Island, I’ve decided to look at September as a chance to get back on track.  I certainly am not complaining though!  My decorative painting business is thriving, and I am creating and selling mixed media works of art on canvas.  PLUS I have […]

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