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MOnday, Feb. 8: COLOR PLAY

Join me Monday morning in La Mesa, CA  Check out for details

Friday, December 11, 2015

This Monday Morning Club agenda

Hi Clubbers: This Monday 12/14/15 I plan to introduce my fun and easygesso technique.  Bring your black and white images, gesso and your regular equipment. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Just a reminder---This Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
                                                                                                          9:30 a.m. 
                                                                                                          to 12: 30 p.m.

Windsor Hills Community Church (behind Helix high school's student parking lot)
7485 Orien Ave.
La Mesa, CA  91941
(619) 463-1201 church's phone
(619) 916-9040 Lisa's cell phone

Supplies available to share

Supply list (optional):
water bucket
Paint brushes sizes 1", 2" 1/2" flats, #12, #10 round, detail brushes
Permanent markers - especially skin tone
black and white photocopy of loved one
mechanical pencil
acrylic paints
paper towels
journal for notes

I will demo how I create a personal "paint over".  
Questions:,  find me on Facebook or call at the above number.

See you soon!

Friday, October 23, 2015

About original paintings on paper

To purchase a painting I created for you on paper please use the paypal button in the right margin.

Thank you.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


I'm taking orders for paintings made on paper.  They cost $20.


 The original looks like this:

 Order by email or message on FB

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monday Mornings Art Club San Diego




When: Every Monday with Lisa Bebi
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
starting November 23, 2015
Where:    Windsor Hills Community Church
7485 Orien Ave.
La Mesa, CA  91941
                                                                (San Diego Area)
                                                                (619)  463-3008
                                                                $20 each session
 Learn Something New!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

My son and his fiancee walk toward their future.

This is my painting of them walking along the beach in La Jolla.  They are planing to wedding for June.  I will need that time to find a nice dress to wear!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Painting on top of photocopies using chalk and soft pastels

These images were provided to me from a facebook friend, Bunny Clinard Wilson.
The photos were printed out on  20lb. paper (regular copy paper), I coated them with transparent gesso then I painted them using pastels.  It's easy and fun.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Painting on top of photocopies: Using Karo syrup mixed with watercolors.

I add Karo syrup to my watercolor pan.  These are done on regular copy paper.  Once cured I varnish the pieces to eliminate stickiness.

My working setup.

my family 1957 Karo syrup and watercolor experiments

the Karo syrup acts as a slowing down agent to the watercolors so that the colors gather blend together deferently than using tradional watercolors.   This technique leaves the photocopies have a nice shine too.
The images come from my family album.

Painting on top of photocopies using Karo syrup and watercolors.

This is a photocopy of my dad, 1950, in front of the mission in Monterey, CA.  I have been playing around using Karo syrup with my watercolors.  The syrup allows the colors to drift more slowly into one another creating a vintage postcard effect.  I lay the photocopies out on parchment paper to paint and cure.  Once cured (about a day) I varnish them with an acrylic varnish - the look remains the same, but not sticky.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

painting on top of photocopies using shaving cream

My husband in Central Park, NY.  Another example of a painting of using shaving cream as a medium with acrylic paints.

Painting on top of photocopies. This is my experiment using acrylic paints mixed into shaving cream and painted on top of photocopies!

In the upcoming Nov/Dec 2015 Somerset Studio magazine my new technique will be featured.  I experimented using shaving cream as a medium.  I mixed in fluid acrylics or liquid inks and painted using a palette knife - as though frosting a cake.  Here is the beautiful, dreamy result.  And it smells fabulous!  The recipe will be in the magazine.

My mom, 1950
Image from a collage sheet I bought from Red Lead Paperworks

.My son, Jamie Godley, age 7

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