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Friday, October 2, 2015


I just started taking orders for custom paintings on paper.  They cost $20.
I of course send a jpeg for their satisfaction first.  This is one.  It's of Renee Richetts mom.  The original looks like this:
I think they make wonderful presents - Christmas is coming up.  My turn around period is about 1 week.

 If you would like your photo painted just send me an image

use my side bar paypal to pay.

Thank you,

The customer sends me some images and I select which ones I think will work best.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

painting on top of photocopies with gesso and a bit of color

These are easy to do and fun and dramatic.  I am loving this technique!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

painting on top of photocopies -for this I used a bit of color and gesso

painted with gesso on photocopies.

 i was looking for a dramatic effect.

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

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

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