December 29, 2016


Experimenting with mixed media to create faces for an art piece I'm working on...watercolors, acrylics, water soluble crayons, watercolor pencils, GAC 900.  Experimentation and play - that's what it's all about.

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December 5, 2016

Mellow Yellow...

Challenge - create a smallish piece of art - the theme "mellow yellow".

8x10 canvas layered with text

add gesso

finger painting with acrylics

add stenciling and assorted papers

more papers, stamped, doodles, paint splatters


Might as well make a trifold card at the same time - same a little extra

card front

card back

December 1, 2016

Tai Chi anyone?!

This sweet piece and another have been juried into the Naples Art Association "Repurposed" exhibit - so happy!

Title:  “Tai Chi?!” 

Materials: plastic bottles, industrial bobbins, wooden shoe forms, compression springs, wood spindles, yarn, paper clay

November 8, 2016


"Waiting for the Phone to Ring"...surely I'm not the only one who has experienced this!

I've done all the work I can do - now tag, wrap, box up paintings, note card, Christmas ornaments for the Christmas bazaar this weekend.

November 7, 2016

Fading beauty...

The older she gets, the more she feels like she is fading into the background...

November 5, 2016

My Blue Zone...

Have you heard of the Blue Zone project?  I'm not much into having city/county officials trying to influence one's choices over what to eat, how to exercise...blah, blah, blah

I think I know better than anyone what is healthy for me.  I prefer having control over my own lifestyle choices!

Small 5/7 canvas depicting my blue zone!

October 31, 2016

She Wants...

Inspiration comes from many different/places and things. 

She started out with these materials plus a few others...

and became this!

October 18, 2016

taking a break...

I planned to work on some small portraits today, but changed gears and started messing around with paint, paper and ink - abstracts - who knew!!?!

I'm going to keep adding to these - totally mindless fun!

October 15, 2016


Rather than throw a bad painting out, I gessoed over it and started anew!

I find hands so difficult to do and not look claw-like..something I need to keep working on...

September 30, 2016

September 26, 2016

Getting ready...

I've been invited to exhibit my art quilts and dolls in a special exhibit at the Marco Island Center for the Arts.  The artist reception is set for October 11 from 5:30-7:00PM.  I'll also speak about my work at the art center on October 20 at 5:30PM.

Getting the quilts and dolls ready to deliver to the art center.  I always think it will take no time to get ready - not so!  Making sure the quilts are in perfect condition, hanging slats for each one; dolls need to be wrapped and boxed up....takes time and organization!

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September 1, 2016

Art Exhibit

I want to share some exciting news.

Elizabeth Keigler
oil painter specializing in landscapes and florals
artwork on display from September 1 through September 30

Collier County Library
Naples Regional
650 Central Ave.
Naples, FL 34102

Richard and I had the pleasure of helping hang Betty's artwork.   I hope you'll have a chance to visit the library and see Betty's work.  It looks beautiful!

Betty and Bill Keigler

"Swaying Palms" ©2016 Elizabeth Keigler

August 17, 2016

Artist with a Brush Cut

Please vote for my artwork, Ballot #66 in the Your Choice 2016 Show at the VonLiebig Art Center, 585 Park Street, Naples August 19- October 16!

#66 "Artist with a Brush Cut", mixed media art doll by Pat Kumicich

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Little Things Thursday

August 10, 2016

Sunflowers in a Jug

I'm not sure why I'm painting flowers all of a passion is really creating quirky women.  I think it's good for me to try different things.  I'm waiting for some fabric to arrive to enable me to finish a quilt I'm working on - just staying busy.

I painted this from my imagination.  I really should have set up a still life - my lighting is off - oh well...

what I did

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August 5, 2016

Blue Chair with Geraniums

I've repainted the flowers on this piece so many times, I'm exhausted.  (It's not meant to be realistic, merely the suggestion of geraniums...)

I made my own stay wet tray to keep the acrylic paints from drying out.  A quick trip to the dollar store to purchase 9x13 cookie sheet and shammy.  Since the cookie sheet is steel (not stainless) I lined with with plastic, cut the shammy to size, soaked the shammy in water; placed it on cookie sheet and covered it with a piece of baking parchment cut to size - so far so good.  Now that I've finished painting for the day, I covered the whole thing with Press'n Seal.  I think it may keep it wet for a day or two - hoping it will any way!

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August 2, 2016

A Blue Chair...

Taking a break from working on a new quilt.  Another still life...

cover up that blank canvas!

drawing with watercolor pencil; blocking in underpainting

trying my best to keep the paints dry - it's hot in here!

it's coming along - hope to get back to this in the next day or so

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July 29, 2016

Imagine that...

This painting changed dramatically from where I left off yesterday.

where I left off yesterday

from tulips to poppies with a palette knife

purple daisy like flowers are now lilacs

the vase is now white - background painted over too

July 27, 2016

Blocking In...

Blocking in mid-tones...this is going to be harder to do than I thought!