Monday, May 11, 2015

Wood Nymphs

Amy, Wood Nymph (3x4.5) Acrylic on reclaimed wood block

Andi, Wood Nymph (3x4.5) Acrylic on reclaimed wood block
Bebe, Wood Nymph (3x4.5) Acrylic on reclaimed wood block

Beatrice, Wood Nymph (3x4.5) Acrylic on reclaimed wood block

Bonnie, Wood Nymph (3x4.5) Acrylic on reclaimed wood block

Serena, Mermaid
Wood Nymph (3x4.5) Acrylic on reclaimed wood block

Marina, Mermaid
Wood Nymph (3x4.5) Acrylic on reclaimed wood block

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Island Princess

Leilani, Island Princess.  24 x 30, Acrylic
Available in my etsy shop
I've been super busy painting, with several new pieces finished.  Here's the first...This needs a home in an island style bungalow...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sister Dance

Sister Dance - 8x10, Mixed Media on Canvas
Here's my latest painting, Sister Dance.  I'm in love with the little piece of vintage music that I've added to the older girl's bow.  For some reason it feels a like it's a little secret, even though it's right there in plain sight.  Just makes me smile inside a little.

I really made an effort to make this piece very texturey.  Is that a word?  No. Ok, full of texture, this one is.  (Now I sound like Yoda.)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Painted Ladies - Laurel

Here's the first of a series I'm planning:  "Painted Ladies" - done with pen and watercolor (and maybe some digital color) using old vintage photographs as inspiration.
Laurel - Pen and Watercolor, 8x10

Friday, April 12, 2013

Key West: Full of inspiration of all sorts...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Grandmother B

Berdena Ruby - 12x12 - Acrylic
I've added another painting to my Ancestry project....this is my maternal grandmother, Berdena Ruby Wagner.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mary Jane

About a year ago I started a project I called "Illustrating My Ancestors".  I had planned to begin making some paintings and illustrations of some of my grandparents.  Typical of my M.O., I did a bit of work on the project and then got distracted - "Squirrel!" - by a million other things.  Alas, during the last year I have done little to further my ancestry project.  But I'm happy to report that as of today, I've added another painting to this little project.

So, please let me introduce you to Mary Jane Story Proctor (1826-1917),  my 2nd Great Grandmother.  She was married to Daniel Proctor (his second wife), and was the mother to nine children, and 4 step-childern.  The only good source photo I have of Mary Jane is typical of photos taken back around the turn of the century, featuring a stern, serious, unsmiling countenance.  Although, I can imagine that mothering 13 kids might also contribute to such a look...!

I decided to portray her a little younger, a little bit softer than that photo.  I like how this one turned out.  Now I just wish I could travel back in time to meet her, and perhaps a few of her kids.

Mary Jane Story Proctor - by Alisa Proctor, 12x12, Acrylic

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Journey - New Painting

I just completed this new piece - "Journey"

Many thanks to Ron McCabe for the wonderful word-smithing: 
"She embarked on a journey of discovery even before she understood those words."
"Journey", 11x14, Mixed Media by Alisa Proctor
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