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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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Painting on top of photocopies --- myexperiemental technique using correction fluid as a resist

Here is an example of painting on top of a photocopy by brushing on correction fluid (Wite-Out).  Next I painted over it with watercolor.  The correction fluid made a resist which also created beautiful textures.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

painting on top of photocopies - I used "White-Out" as a Resist

My dad, 1955 at the beach. 

New experiment.

I'm using Wite-Out correction fluid as a resist.  I paint on the fluid with a brush then once dried, I watercolored it.  I love that beachy feel of this resist technique.

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

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