August 28, 2021
November 17, 2020
Oil ~16x20 Staying home all the time has its good things. A few weeks ago I started with oil paints again, and this was finished yesterday.
November 9, 2020
Not much to say about this .. W/C ~ 11x14"
Since we're not doing much, I've been trying to catch up on my painting. Still watercolor of course, and when the mood strikes me I'll do the oils..
Finally had a couple sales from Etsy. It's been so slow, don't know if it's just me, but I think everybody is having problems.
I'm on Instagram, username Barbra Joan Originals.
October 25, 2020
Where is the Time going.?
A painting of Jenny looking out the window.. Sold on Etsy. I've joined Instagram and you can reach me there under the name #BarbraJoan10.
September 22, 2020
September 10, 2020
Oil painting ...
Trying to improve my oil painting. Its been years so it's taking time. Don't let anyone tell you that it's like riding a bike.. It's not! But I'm enjoying the journey, so far..
August 23, 2020
Yes, Still Here
Still here and I've gone back to oil painting for a change . I haven't done oils for a long while and when I tried it this past year I couldn't stand for the smell of the turpentine, among other things .
I decided to try the Water Soluble oil paints, and read up on them . They ARE oil paint, but one component has been changed so they are cleaned up with water. No turp, no linseed oil, although I did get a water mixable oil to use with them. I"m really liking it and see no difference at all in working with them..
So I tried them out with the first one, the Everglades, just very easy and the second with the wall of flowers.
I notice both my paintings posted here are in portrait format, when they are done in landscape.. I don't like this new Blogger, and have a hard time with it. But I leave it until I get it figured out.
July 12, 2020
July 6, 2020
That was the old days.
April 24, 2020
The Tulip Tree as it's called in Florida. Others call it a Magnolia , but no matter what you call it, it's beautiful.
Watercolor on Saunders Waterford paper.
April 19, 2020
It's Her !!!
She's such a sweet cat, and wouldn't hurt a bug... I mean she REALLY wouldn't hurt a bug !!! The smallest critter sends her running under a chair.
No Stress, no Strain
As a blogging friend of mine just reminded me, working small doesn't take a whole lot of thought. That's exactly all I can do right now .
So even though I've painted this many times I've decided to do another ... No stress, no strain. Always reminds me of little cottages down in the Keys.
Well maybe the old Florida Keys. After Hurricane Irma things are very different down there. It's a very fragile and beautiful area that needs a lot of care.
You may hear that our Governor has decided to open the beaches, etc. What is he thinking? Here in north Florida it's predicted that our peak could be in another couple weeks. I go by my own rules, So I've been home.
Hope you are all well.
April 14, 2020
Flamingos. You don't see them here in north Florida. Mostly they live in South Florida.
April 8, 2020
Hope all of my blog friends are well and listening to the rules.
That's what I'm doing, as I believe right now the only way to not give or get it is to go by the recommendations . It's all we have until a vaccine is found.
March 15, 2020
For All of Us
March 9, 2020
I've been 'travelling around the globe' via Google Earth View. I'm sure most of you know of it. It's a fantastic tool for those of us who can't or don't travel. Anywhere the Google car travels, you can too. In 3D and on the roads. This painting was from outside of Robin Hoods Bay in the UK.
March 5, 2020
February 26, 2020
I've finally gotten myself a new light from Amazon for over my art table.. Where have I been ? It only took me all my life, and I love it. It's a Phive, has all the functions that I need and then some.
February 22, 2020
Flamingo # 2
February 15, 2020
The Raven # ???
And plus I just like painting them.
February 12, 2020
January 11, 2020
Latest Cat Paintings
My latest cat painting of a black and white, also called the
Tuxedo cat. I've had a couple of them myself and this reminds me of Mickey.
January 7, 2020
A couple of paintings done in the last week of 2019.
Hope all my blogfriends have the Best New Year. !
November 30, 2019
Posting Nov. 30
October 12, 2019
September 28, 2019
A Vintage Journal
My latest vintage art journal has twenty four pages and lots of pockets, envelopes and tuck spots to put things into. It also has spaces to journal. I've made a quick video of it on U Tube and listed it on the Etsy shop.
Some pages that have been gessoed and then I did a watercolor on it. Ok, one more .
September 18, 2019
An envelope made from an Edith Holden bookpage,
September 6, 2019
August 6, 2019
New Creations and a Painting.
The long slender pieces below are attached and make a six panel screen. It folds to make a single panel.
Using my much loved vintage ephemera it came together and I was pretty pleased about it .
A close up of some details.
Thanks for looking. You Tube is under the name
MY Journal Jive. See ya.