Saturday, August 29, 2015

Experiements with chalk and soft pastels on photocopies

These images were provided to me from a facebook friend, Bunny Clinard Wilson.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Experiments using Karo syrup mixed with watercolors on photocopy

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.

Karo syrup and watercolor experiment

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 them out on parchment paper to paint and cure.  Once cured (about a day) I vaarnish them with an acrylic varnish - the look remains the same, but not sticky.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

another shaving cream painting

My husband in Central Park, NY.  Another example of a painting I did using shaving cream as a medium.

New technique using shaving cream!

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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Painting technique using correction fluid

Here is another example of painting on top of a photocopy using correction fluid (Wite-Out) and a brush.  i then used watercolor.  The correction fluid made a resist which in turn created beautiful textures.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

new technique #2

I'm using Wite-Out correction fluid as a resist (using a throw away brush) then watercolored it (using a watercolor brush).  I love the beachy feel that this resist technique did to my photocopy.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

new technique

i have been playing around with my images.  this experiement was using a WiteOut pen as a resist.
this is my mom and her friend, 1948…maybe.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Getting ready to take off………

Yep on the Skyway Express - to Italy - again!  but wait -  this time I am going to be teaching at an awesome retreat at Lake Como with my art buddies Renee Richetts and Victoria Huckins.   And visit family as well.

Don't bother any of you criminal house raiders out there….our fearsome doberman will be our house sitter.  

Friday, February 6, 2015

TONIGHT champagne reception

all new works.
the Brooks Gallery and Theater
217 pacific coast hyway
oceanside, ca

6- 9 pm free demo too

Saturday, January 24, 2015

come to my reception and free demo


demonstration and reception as i am featured artist at The Brooks Theater and Gallery during Oceanside Artwalk, Friday, Feb6th. 6-9pm.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Come Meet Me

Saturday, December 13, 7:30 pm. in Oceanside CA. 
The Gallery at The Brooks 
217 N Coast Hwy 101
Oceanside, CA  92054
(760) 433-8900

I'm featured artist: 

Come see my interpretive works reflecting the theatrical performance, Marley, A Christmas Carol from Jacob's perspective.  
Stay for the play.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

family farmhouse in italy

growing large head sunflowers this year
out my bedroom window, evening
looking north

looking north towards the city center

looking south

Sunday, June 1, 2014

4' x 6' painting on display

at Brooke's Theater Oceanside, "Lost in Yonkers".

"Hopeful" 36" x 36"

 for the theme of play called "Lost in Yonkers" playing at Brooke's Theater in Oceanside, reception today at 4:30.


48" x 36" at Brooke's Theater in Oceanside

"Their Shoes" 24" x 36"

art created especially for the theme "Lost in Yonkers" reception this afternoon (4:30) at Brooke's theater in Oceanside.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

another study for "yonkers"

sketches/idea for "lost in yonkers"

The Brooks Interpretational Art Exhibit (interpreting Lost in Yonkers) is up and open.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the play and Thursdays during evening Market.
Or call for appt. Their will be an artist reception on June 1 in the afternoon/evening. times will be announced. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

more of audrey hepburn

that i will be teaching in my workshops at art and soul portland and virgina beach this year.
doesn't audrey have the most graceful long neck..?

Friday, January 31, 2014

audrey hepburn workshop

learn to transform a black and white photocopy into a work of art.  this particular workshop is all about audrey.

ART AND SOUL Portland april 7 - 13, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Annie Get Your Gun Workshop

"Moving Horse" from

Annie Get Your Gun and Friends Workshop

2014 workshops Portland, April 7 - 13
2014 workshops Virginia Beach,  Sept. 29 - Oct. 5
Creating fantastic art using black and white photocopies and treatments

Monday, December 16, 2013

new technique

a new way of creating vintage imagery.

my technique workshop debuts

April 9, 2014 at

Art and Soul Retreat in Portland, Ore.

Theme:  "Annie Get Your Gun"

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

"Mr. Weiner"

8" x 10"  acrylic on canvas

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Stoic's Home

8" x 10" shaving cream and acrylic

PUBLISHED!!!! art and articles partial list

  • somerset handmade - 2 articles, 2010
  • somerset gallery -cover plus 1 article, 2010
  • plus 50 more magazine articles - too many to list since 2010 to present (2012)
  • art at the speed of life - book
  • and many many more
  • Stampers Sampler magazine, aug. 2008
  • Stamper's Sampler magazine, feb/mar 2008
  • Stamper's Sampler magazine, dec/jan 2008
  • Somerset Workshop magazine vol.4, 30 pages of Paintovers
  • Somerset Weddings, vol. 1 2008 (cover art)-and, Remembering- Memories that Heal
  • Somerset Studio magazine, nov/dec 2008 Bisquick Batik
  • Somerset Studio magazine sep/oct 2006 interview Altered Style
  • Somerset Studio magazine nov/dec 2007 - Yuletide Story Cardss
  • Somerset Studio magazine nov/dec 2006 Milk Resist
  • Somerset Studio magazine may/ju 2008 - spotlight -Artist Portfolio of Lisa Bebi
  • Somerset Studio magazine mar/apr 2008 stitchy chix
  • Somerset Studio magazine ju/aug 2008
  • Somerset Studio magazine jan/feb 2007
  • Somerset Studio magazine Ju/aug 2007 - nature preserved
  • Somerset Studio magazine Jan/feb 2008
  • Somerset Studio Gallery - winter 2008 - Leafing Leaves
  • Somerset Memories magazine, Aug./sep. 2008 - Family Album
  • Somerset Memories magazine dec/jan 2008 Family Album
  • Somerset Home magazine, vol.2, 2007 - Dish-y Diva's Towels
  • Somerset Holidays ad Celebrations magazine, vol. 2 - Through the Years - Mother's Day Tags
  • Somerset Gallery, colors of vintage, summer 2009
  • Somerset Artist Cafe, 2009, 2 articles
  • Somerset Apprentice, 2009, 2 articles
  • Sew Somerset magazine 2009
  • Inspiration magazine, summer 2007 Friendship Tree, Nostalgic Turtle Ride
  • Inspiration Magazine 2008 issue - Stylish Storage, drawing a Blank, Clearly Impressed
  • Belle Armoire magazine sep/oct 2007 - Collaged Tshirts
  • Belle Armoire magazine mar/apr 2009 - Abstract Expression Aprons
  • Belle Amoire Jewlery magazine, Vol. 3 2007 - Faux Artifacts for Embellsihments
  • Art Quilting Studio, vol.1 2009 - Quilting Beauties
  • Art Quilting Studio magazine, vo.2 2009 - Transfermations
  • Apronology, rosie angel, vol. 2, mar. 2010
  • Altered Couture magazine 2008 - Sassy Shoes
  • Altered Couture magazine 2007 collaged tshirts

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