New Painting: Sandpipers

I recently completed this 20"x24" oil painting on canvas. I love watching the little sandpipers running along the shore looking for sand crabs, and have been wanting to paint them for years, and finally did.  I may not be done with the subject and may try some other compositions with them. For more information on … Continue reading New Painting: Sandpipers

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New Painting: Soft Pink Roses

I recently completed this 20"x24" oil on canvas of the neighbors' rose bush, and when they are in crazy bloom, I am mesmerized by them. They are big, soft, romantic blooms glowing in the late afternoon light. I have been wanting to paint them for some time, and finally did. For more information on this … Continue reading New Painting: Soft Pink Roses

New Painting: Two White Ducks

I finished a few paintings and would like to share them. Our local park has a large water element where ducks and other wildlife love to hang out.  I love to spend time there, it is so relaxing.  I am slowly working on a series of duck studies that reflect the beautiful colors of the … Continue reading New Painting: Two White Ducks

New Holiday Design

My New "Party Stars" Design for the holidays I've been having fun learning Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create images and repeating designs, and I'm excited about this Party Stars design.  It required drawing a few stars, scanning, arranging, masks, gradients, lots and lots of layers, transparencies, and precise placement for a repeat pattern.  I … Continue reading New Holiday Design

Becky’s Awesome Carrot Cake

Decadent, much requested! I feel I must share this this carrot cake recipe that my sister Becky invented.  Us 3 sisters are gluten-free, and my Dad loves carrot cake for his birthday, so Becky took up the challenge to see what she could come up with, based on our favorite carrot cake recipes. Well, her … Continue reading Becky’s Awesome Carrot Cake

Matilija Poppies

New painting Just finished this painting of Matilija poppies.  They have been blooming in abundance, and I love how ethereal they are, like big, showy crepe paper fried eggs, or angels blowing in the breeze.  It is oil on canvas board, 11"x14".  You can see a larger image on my website: http://mmissman.com/matilija_poppies.html Save

Society6 Bed and Bath Sale, Monday March 13 only!

Now is your chance to save a few dollars on bedding and bath items in my Society6 shop Monday, March 13th only, my Society6 shop is running a special, up to $34 off and free shipping on all bedding and bath items, including comforters, duvet covers, bath towels, bath mats, pillows (I think), shower curtains, … Continue reading Society6 Bed and Bath Sale, Monday March 13 only!