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My plan for smaller original paintings.

Hi all y’all!

Things are heating up around here. It is raining today, but the rest of the week will be dry and 90. (Weather  √ ) My sweet darlin’ is barbecuing all day to acquire some kind of pink line in the meat that lets us know he did it perfectly. The barbecue is on auto pilot now while he takes Maggie and Riff Raff to the children’s library. (Next meal  √ ). One of the reasons he is my sweet darlin’ is because he takes the kiddos out so I can talk to y’all.

Now, an art update.

I painted a picture of my oldest daughter in oil paints. I found some oil paints that clean up in soap and water. I felt like I wasted a day, but I learned that I hate oil paints. They are creamy and lovely to paint with, but the look is creamy. They take forever to dry. I am spoiled by how quickly acrylic paints dry and how bold they look. I had a thought in the back of my mind that when I was a real artist, I would paint in oils. I don’t know why I thought that. (No more oil paints  √ )


Dislike oil paints.
Dislike oil paints.

I love the way the cowboy hat looks. I didn’t finish the painting. I knew I would never get it right with the oil paints. This is a small canvas, only 12 x 16 inches.


Covered with paper.
Covered with paper.

Because the paint was still damp the next day, I covered everything with paper. At the top, there is a Lucky Rooster coaster. Bottom right is a Juan’s Flying Burrito logo. Some bingo paper and little red dots because dots make me happy. Peaking out is my sister and her beau.

I am going to show you what I am painting, but it is still in progress. I photographed the paintings today on the easel, because I don’t like to see my unfinished paintings when I google something. I wonder if people think they are done.

Crow in progress.
Crow in progress.

I am half done with this. It is called Crow Talking to the Lucky Moon.

This turtle is also 12 x 16 inches. Pretty much half the size of my go-to canvas. I am going to make a frame for him.Maybe a few more wrinkles on his neck.

Turtle needs a frame.
Turtle needs a frame.

I have a small problem with Nice Hair. Maggie wants to buy it. She has $20. When I finish her, I guess she is already sold. I might put some molding paste in her hair and for sure attach some antique embellishments. My plan is to paint flowers in her hair and a butterfly hovering.

Nice Hair, in progress.
Nice Hair, in progress.

I like the blue background. It reminds me of Tiffany blue.

Well, that’s all she wrote.

The kids are here all week. It is between school and summer camp.

Cool Zoo
Cool Zoo

Feeling lucky,

Gator Girl





I paint to heal the world. If I fall short of that, I would like to make you smile. Gator Girl

4 thoughts on “My plan for smaller original paintings.

  1. 💖💖💖OMG. I loved loved Angie’s face and hat. I so loved her lips and eyebrows. If you resurrect her, I’ll buy my sweet God Daughter!!!! Delete this if it angers you. Let’s talk next week.

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. I think you love acrylic because it is fresh and sparkling like your personality. You use so many textures and you just can’t do that with oils. It is good that you experiment because you keep adding new things to your art that way.

    LOVE THE TURTLE!!! You get so much personality into your animals.
    your fan, Cathy

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