Category Archives: Completed works

My latest digital paintings

Back to Digital Work

I was happy this last month and a half to get back to creating some digital paintings.

One of my friends was married and for this second marriage she wanted the fancy dress and all the other stuff.  My wedding gift to her was a painting from their wedding day. This was painted in Corel Painter, printed on canvas as a 20×30″, gallery wrapped and embellished with acrylic highlights and sealed again.

The second digital work was for me to enter into a juried art show at the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center.  The Pine Bluff Art League’s annual show.  I was happy to get this one accepted into the show.  There were 65 entries and only 35 got accepted.

This image “Music Lesson” was dear to my heart, as it depicts my beautiful granddaughter “Hope Anne” and her grandpa Baldwin.  I enjoyed creating this digital painting with Corel Painter and having it printed on a 16×20 gallery wrapped canvas with acrylic embellishments.

I typically create my digital paintings from my own photographs but I can also  create from your own photos if they are sharp images.  One the size of the wedding canvas would cost $400 and the size of the child one would cost $300.

Contact me if you are interested in commissioning a painted canvas.


I welcome your questions and comments. -Shirley

Todays drawing

Drawing a shoe with contour lines

Today I have been working more on the lessons in the Ultimate Drawing class I’m taking online

This lesson has been on lines, specifically “contour” lines

The teacher used a boot to draw, but I don’t have boots, so I used my shoe.  I’m pretty tired so I did this very quickly and I really didn’t do so well.  It is late and my light in the office is not so good, so I’m having trouble seeing details in the shoe.

But anyway, here’s a photo of my shoe and my drawing.  Maybe I’ll try it again tomorrow to see if I can do it better in a more lighted situation and my eyes working better. Continue reading

image of Shirley's eye drawing

Today I started a new drawing course

Back to my love of drawing

I’ve been so busy with my affiliate website training and sites that I have neglected my art.  My daughter, Jennifer, has been doing some painting and drawing herself and when I visited her recently at Thanksgiving, I watched her paint and draw and felt the urge to draw coming upon me.

So when I got back home and saw Udemy’s drawing courses were on sale for Cyber Monday, I purchased a few new drawing courses at $9.99.  A great deal. Continue reading

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Finally back to posting!

It’s been awhile but I’m back.

Recently I’ve been interested my photography, especially bird photography.  Mel and have are inundated with birds on our many feeders.   We have several on our deck and some out front too.  I watch a couple right outside my office window.  I love watching the pair of bluebirds who are nesting in our bluebird box out front. I can’t wait for the babies to hatch and I can photograph them.

I also have a hummingbird feeder I can watch from my office window and there is a precious little hummer that has been visiting.

Here are some of the images I’ve captured. Continue reading

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fun With Senior Session

This afternoon I had a great time capturing senior images for a lovely young lady. Mary Claire is somewhat related to my family and such a sweet, pretty girl.


This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to shoot a senior session here in the Bella Vista area.  I’m finding I absolutely love the locations I can shoot at.  The hills, green forests and lakes and streams are awesome as backgrounds. Even though its October, the colors are only minimally changed but still beautiful so I’m trying to take advantage of what I can get.

Here’s a few images I captured today.


img_2310img_2344an image of a senior girl img_2364img_2359 an image of a senior girl


Boaz enjoyed the photo session too


Our monster dog, Boaz (a 115 pound giant schnauzer) came along for the session and loved playing in Loch Lomond after we finished there.  Needless to say, the backseat of my car is pretty wet from bringing him home.

img_2382 an image of dog swimming




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Monday, October 16, 2016

A long weekend


Today, I’ve mostly rested from my long weekend. I traveled to my home town of White Hall, AR to man a booth at a local arts and craft show. There were three of us at our booth: my artist friends Gerry Delongchamp and Richard Davies. It was a slow day, with a limited crowd because of several conflicts in the neighborhood. However, I did enjoy catching up with what my friends were doing. I also was able to create a few ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) for the Holiday Event hosted by my favorite secret ATC Facebook Group (Artist Trading Card Addicts). I’m creating 9 cards to swap with a lady who lives in Athins, Greece.  Each of these cards must have a holiday theme and be a standard sized ATC. Continue reading