gesso textures



“Angelus”, Acrylic and collage on textured canvas, 10″X 30″

Most of us feel the need to call on angels at times.  One dark and gloomy day during the holidays I went out to my studio feeling leaden and a bit oppressed.  I wanted to paint angels. I could almost see the radiant garments and wanted to touch them with my brush.  It felt like an indulgence that might lift my spirits. I started with some gesso and molding paste texture and then painted lavishly with new “patina” mixtures, iridescents and rich darks.


“Angelus II”

Both angels hung above the sink in my studio for a while before flying off to the home of a buyer. Now I’m left with a blank wall and a strong desire to paint more Angelus (Latin for angel).


The Playful Muse

I like to change the title of my workshops every so often, because with my changeable nature, I must leave room for new ideas to take root and grow.  

There’s still time to sign up on my web page and get in on the fun!



Here’s some of the mixed media lessons which are coming up this fall in the Playful Muse Groups on Monday afternoons and Saturdays:  acrylic skins (and not just the paint kind. .  .), taking a small idea and going BIGGER, pattern painting with an arsenal of rollers/stamps, more gesso textures, ghostly text, brulage collage and more.