Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Hydrangea in the Mix and a Source of Frames


Acrylic 6x6” on a panel

Framed in a Verona mottled gold 1 1/4” with a 2” white linen matt 

If you are an artist looking to frame your paintings, the search is sometimes fruitful and sometimes it is frustrating. Even if you’re a customer wanting one frame sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect one in your price range. I have ordered six of these frames to fit 6 x 6“ panels and I am very pleased with how they look. I want to share my source in case you need a frame.  I ordered from  Franken Frames. Instead of going to the website and trying to order with my small knowledge of what frames pair with which linen liner, I picked out one that I thought would look right then I emailed and asked  to give me a quote before I proceeded to order. ( It worked out very well in this situation. 

Do you have a favorite place to buy frames? If you do I would love to know in the comments 

This painting is available at

Thanks for sharing my blog and thanks to a reader who purchased my first post, Out of the Blue”


Friday, September 9, 2022

Sold and a Free Landscape Class

Time to Move On, 22028

Surprises All Around, 22014

 These two paintings were sold this week through my gallery at Daily Paintworks.

If you are interested in taking a free landscape class next week, here’s the link to sign up. I’ve never had a workshop with this instructor but the sessions are recorded and can be viewed within a limited time.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

“Out of the Blue”

“ Out of the Blue”

22015, 8x8” 1 1/2” gallery wrapped canvas, acrylic

It looks like the title of this painting  is a good title for the blog post as I have been absent from posting for months, years? In fact it looks like the last post was in November 2015. There are several reasons, maybe I’ll mention them later but today the sun is shining and I am back with new work to share. I’ve started posting again on Daily Paintworks, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. I don’t know if I have any readers left but I will continue for a few posts and check out the water. 
This blog will continue to be about art adventures, workshops and tips  but the change is the workshops will  be closer to home with not so much traveling as in October I’ll celebrate my 87th birthday. That’s all for now and I hope to hear from you if you have read this.  Thank you Nancy