To Frame a Miniature

Before I forget... Happy Father's Day to all you dad's out there! Now, back to business - There are two ways I frame my miniature paintings. My favorite is to set them in a three- or four inch wide museum style wood frame. But if I exhibit with a miniature ...

More of The Vegetable Ivory Pendant

This is how I left the pendant many months ago... I really liked how Josh's face turned out, but I felt that I had shadowed too much of Chloe's face, and too darkly. There was very little of the creamy ivory showing. What a mess! No wonder I took so long ...

Spring Cleaning is Here!

From March 8 to May 8, you can get prints of my paintings for $5 off! I started Spring cleaning and found a few of this and lot of that, and decided to have a big sale, so take a look at the Shop - if you sort the products ...

Ice Bridge 2017!

So cold, my eyelids felt frozen open... We stood arm in arm on Goat Island, with wind whipping our faces, looking down in awe at the ice bridge spanning the Niagara River at the base of the American Falls. It was shaped much like the one that Burrell Hecock ventured ...

Alisa’s Eye

Years ago, I began this little one inch eye portrait on an ivory heart cabochon, thinking it would not take long to complete. But I got stuck when I laid down the wrong tint of color for the shadows around the eye, and I just couldn't put my finger on ...

I See Faces Everywhere

Here’s a great activity to do with your child to promote imagination and have some laughs together. With your child, look at something with texture or pattern (examples follow.) The human brain is programmed to “find” other humans, and recognizes faces even when they are not people! See if you …