Creative Experments in Painting

Friends have offered many suggestions for this painting: “Adventure this way” “Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys” “Shelter from the Storm.”  The painting made itself know to me after I looked at the underpainting.  The painting appeared to me, and I completed it with negative painting.  There was no positive painting in this picture.

The second painting is of fairies and butterflies, the waterfall is positive painting, and the rest is negative painting.  This cowboy was a total surprise to me.  The under painting first revealed a cowboy hat, then I saw the collar.  Woolly chaps appeared.  The only positive painting was the cup of coffee and the fingers.  What a fun painting.

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Copy of Boy’s Portrait in Museum

Hello Joanne and Marilyn,


I have attached a .pdf of the postcard for the exhibit in which the portrait of the little boy with raspberries on his fingers appears – it’s made quite a hit!


I have also attached an image of the portrait as it appears in the gallery. We have used a combination of original artifacts and reproductions to tell the story of how childhood has changed – and stayed the same – in American culture over the last four centuries. If you happen to be in the area during the summer and would like to visit the museum, please let me know and I will be sure to leave your name(s) at the reception desk so you can come in as our guest(s).


Our web address is


Jane Bowers
Exhibitions Curator
Wenham Museum
132 Main St.
Wenham, MA 01984
978-468-2377 x105

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Illustrator of Children’s Books

New addition to my resume: illustrator of Children’s books.

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Illustration for Children’s Book

Author Kristen Huss as published a third book for young children.  It’s a book with simple prayers for very young children.  I will add a link as soon as it is available.  I illustrated the book with different animals familiar to young children.  Most of the animals are pets, and I think they are beautiful.

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90 Day Challenge

I have completed 2 1/2 months of my 90 day challenge, and I’ve lost 20 pounds, and am two dress sizes smaller!  I feel great, and have more energy.  I love my Body by Vi Challenge!


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Painting Wins Award in Juried Show

My painting, “The Catch” won Honorable Mention at the Minnesota Watercolor Society’s Spring 2012 Juried Show.  I was also pleased that my painting of tulips was used in all the promotional material for the show.

Here is a link to all the award winners in the show:

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90 Day Challenge

I’m half-way through the 90 day challenge, and have lost 15 pounds, and lost 3 inches from my hips, 2 inches from my waist, an inch from my chest and an inch from each thigh!  What a great plan… easy, nutritious, delicious, inexpensive… I love it!

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The Catch Receives award

I’m honored that my painting “The Catch” received an honorable mention award at the Minnesota Watercolor Society’s Spring 2012 juried show.  The judge liked the composition of the painting, which was watercolor on Yuppo.  View painting at

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90 Day Challenge Progress

Day 42, I’ve lose 12 pounds.  I’m feeling well and energetic.  My cousins may join me in this Challenge… make it a family challenge!  Curious?


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Path of LightArt Show

This beautiful water media art show is at:

The FrameWorks Gallery

2022 A Ford Parkway

St Paul, MN.

Come to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and beverages during the opening  Saturday,April 14, 7 – 9 p.m.

Members of the TEN BRUSHES art group are Marilyn Jacobson, Leny Wendel, Barbara Duffy, Heidi Nelson, Deb Magelssen, Barbara Parisien, Lisa Fertig, Patty Healy, Wendy Westlake, and Kathy Braud.

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