Friday, February 12, 2016

Enduring 60"x40" Abstract



60"x40" mixed media abstract.  ​Monitors can vary so much, if you would like me to send a swatch of the colors before purchase, just message me.

Painted on heavy duty archival-quality, 15 oz 100% cotton duck that is
triple-primed with acid-free Titanium gesso to reach a 20 oz finished weight.

Detail & side when stretched:


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Keeping an Ear Out (French Bulldog Painting)

This was part of a Facebook Challenge. 

Finn (my French Bulldog) is always guarding me, even while laying at my feet waiting for me to take a break and go play. 

 6"X8" Oil on cradled wood panel.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Snuggle Bum (Finny, French Bulldog Painting)

This was part of a Facebook Challenge. 

Finny is such a cuddler, if we are not available for snuggles he will use the couch pillows, which is how I caught him here.   And his butt really looks like that.  Hence the name for this painting.

6"x8" mixed media on cradled wood board, I started with acrylic and finished with oil.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Oozingly Mine (PB&J #33 - Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Painting)

 6"X6" ACRYLIC ON 7/8" cradled wood board
Yes, I did eat this PB&J!  Truth be told, I didn't want to waste this much oozilage, so I took a quick photo and shoved it in my mouth before the shutter finished clicking.  Okay, it was actually my Iphone and it doesn't make any noise but I took a bite fast.

Nope, not painted from life.  We all know that I am not a hyper-realism painter.  Believe me, if I could be I would be!  But I they're just fun and people seem to like them as much as I do.  Besides, who can resist a fresh PB&J with this much PBJ ooozzing?? 


Sunday, December 20, 2015


24" x 30" This one is filling a nice place on my wall this week until it sells. It could be a companion piece to "Grayrock".  :D

Detail & side:

1.5" deep gallery wrapped heavy duty canvas, 100% cotton duck; Archival and acid free; Professional level 3.  Sealed & varnished.

(Cat not included!!)


Thursday, December 17, 2015


60"x40" original mixed media painting, painted while stretched but shipped rolled.


Detail & side: 

 youtube vid

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Man Cave

 Not necessarily masculine or man cave but could be.  And might make a great Christmas present! ;)
2 PAINTINGS, EACH 18"X24". Lots of knife texture.  Yellow, black, gray, & gold.



Sunday, November 8, 2015

Abstract 95

28x22", mixed on stretched canvas.
"Chili Peppers" won Judge's Pick.  :D 
This one is similar but has gold.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Champagne anyone?

Three 12"x12" stretched mixed media.  Champaign (not quite gold and not quite silver) and blue. Very delicate and lacy. 
Each painting:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Chili Peppers

I love my new Montana paints!  The orangey-red in this painting is called "Chili Pepper", so hmmm, that's a good name.   :D

This is three 16x20s=48"x20".  I have been selling many abstracts on ebay, on the advice of an artist friend I did not put them under sunnyavocado name, I was told that I have too many different subjects and styles going on.  Well. I guess that's just my personality.  I like to experiment.

So, I decided to put this one here and any others that make the cut.  You can find detail photos and see the auction, here:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ice Crystals & Mesmerized

So even though I am only posting once a month, I am actually still painting almost daily!  I have been doing a lot of testing, experimenting and overall a lot of fun-having while my husband encourages me.  I have now taken up the office space, the dining room, the garage/shop, the outbuilding down by the water and the   corner of the bedroom...Oy. 
So here are a couple of things I worked on.  This is an 18x24":
"Ice Crystals" because that's what it reminds me of.  Blues, Pure White, Silver.  Oh yeah.


And my favorite-don't care-if-it-kicks-about-here-for-a-while-painting, also an 18x24":
"Mesmerized" Blues (of course),Bronze, Silver, White.  LOVE this one.



Thursday, August 27, 2015

Resin, how do I love thee...

Hey!  I am still here!  I've been doing lots of R&D.  :D

I mean playing around with materials.  (and having a great time!)  Resin is my new love, and I have returned to my first love-abstract.  And Voila!  My first 2 hybrids that passed:

These photos have a CRAZY amount of shine, as resin is like a glass coating.  I thought I did take photos of the abstracts before the resin, but they were not finished bcuz I kept playing with them and THEN forgot to take new pics.'ll have to trust me and the quality of my work rather than these photos.  ;)  I am so very happy with these!!

There was a lot of texture from the paint and mediums, then the resin, so there is a 'relief' to these that I really like.  Here are a few close ups: