Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


#84  "Mack-in-ations" 6x6 ~ acrylic on canvas panel
A study in neutrals... and made up stuff. Remember the game Mouse Trap?  Can you tell I was thinking about it while I was painting?  hehehe

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


#81~ "Major" ~ ipad drawing using Art Rage
My husband got a new ipad for work... and I nabbed his old one. I drew this on it, while watching Michigan Sate win their basketball game. (yea!)  It's my first ipad drawing...and certainly not my last.
Major is obviously not a big NCAA tournament fan. Suited me, because he stayed still. :-)

Monday, March 25, 2013


#80 ~ "Engineered" 7x5 Mixed Media on Paper....
Still playing catch-up with my challenge... (6 artworks a week for a year)... I've put progress images on my Facebook page here if you are interested to see how I got to this result. Happy Monday peeps!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Playing Catch-up

#76~ "B is For Ball"  5x7 Mixed Media

#77 "Chutes and Ladders" 5x7 Mixed Media

#78 "Parade Route" 7x5 Mixed Media

#79 "Pick Up Sticks" 5x7 Mixed Media

Got behind on my challenge...(6 paintings a week for a year) So having fun playing catch-up. :-)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Moving On

#75 Moving On  ~  Acrylic on canvas
I've survived a computer crash.... and lived to tell about it. This isn't the first time...but it's the first time with Carbonite as a backup system.... phew. Nothing lost.
So today... I painted.
Thank you geek squad and Carbonite. :-)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Going in Circles

#73 Going in Circles ~ 20x17 Mixed Media on Board
This one started as a trash painting...and I mean that literally.

At the Mary Todd Beam workshop last October, Mary had us collect collage material from the trash can for use on a painting. Under the paint is plastic paper towel packaging, bits of doily, classmates failed paintings, foil and other trashy treasures adhered with matte medium. Today I wanted to clean my palette so I used what was left on play around on the highly textured surface... I guess you could say that I used trash paint too. hehehe.

#73 Going in  Circles 20x20 Mixed media (c) 2013
Not sure if it's completely done... I've cropped it a bit on the right side (with Photoshop, not actually) And I might try to make it work as a square composition, my favorite. I'll look at it again tomorrow.

Worked some more and ended up here... (on the left) Calling it finished. :-)

Friday, March 1, 2013

living and learning

#72 Big Poppies~ 28x18~ Acrylic on Collage
(c) 2013 L. Everett Finn
Now that I've completed this larger piece... (with the wrinkled paper applied to watercolor paper... then painted with watery acrylic...) I think the process lends itself better to the smaller scale. While an interesting texture... it's not enough texture at this size. Living and learning.

(Big Poppies are going to try to get in a show this week... we'll see if the juror agrees with me... hopefully not.)


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