Tag Archives: painting

They All Include Handwriting

Here are three mail art postcards, all including handwriting, and all using up scraps of this or that.

This bird postcard was made by painting a background (including the blue blob I later turned into the bird) and pasting strips of handwriting practice paper around it.

Next, I covered my cardboard surface with scraps of handwriting practice paper and glued on a little drawing. Voila! Done.

This card featured a painted background, letters stenciled on, and then some paper scraps added. Plus some scribbling into the paint.

People, save your scraps. They are useful.

What Would I Do Without My Brushes?

Finger paint? Oh, wait, I already do that sometimes.

Sticks from the back yard? Plastic spackle tools? Cardboard?

Let’s veer into printing. Or spattering.

All right, there are lots of ways to put paint on a surface, but my brushes are still my best friends. Though if you take a look at this group, you may feel I don’t treat them very well.

I tell every brush that comes into my house: You will have an exciting but strenuous life.

So far no one has picked up and left upon hearing those words.

OK. Look at the photos and see for yourself. I think you’ll notice they are full of energy, once they get going.

We Left Something of Ourselves Behind

These artist trading cards were created by painting a background on the cards in acrylics. Then I took the cutout figures, laid them on top, and painted over them.

Peeling up each stencil, the figure’s shape remained. Then I used NeoColor I crayons here and there as I liked.

Outdoor Scenes From Somewhere

These three paintings are 8″ x 8″ and were done in June, 2017.


The little white house was inspired by a real little white house I saw on a walk. I’ve done several other images of it and I don’t know why I am so interested in this building. I’m sure I’ll show them later.


The other two paintings – just came from my imagination.

Plein Air Paintings

I’m not sure if I ever posted these paintings done at the plein air event I attended in early June, 2017. If I did do it, well, here they are again.


Tiny Art Gallery – Cosmic Circles

Yes, we are back. The Tiny Art Gallery presents some Cosmic Circles.

All are ATC-sized, 2.5″ x 3.5″, done in acrylics on recycled cardboard.