Friday, January 29, 2016

Heart Rock

Well January flew by. 

I'm at the beach a lot walking the dogs and heart rocks fill my pockets.  Resisting their charms is impossible for me.  Remember I wrote this post about collecting heart rocks?   I'm still at it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Little Beach Lanscape - 012716

6x6" oil
Painting figrues is my jam but every now and then I love to get lost in a lansdscape.  Those gorgeous beach grasses are tough to resist

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sled Dogs - 012616 - snow painting

 6x6" oil
Speaking of dogs in the snow....
One left from a little series of sled dog paintings I did a few years back

Monday, January 25, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas

Remember when snow storms were just snow storms and didn't come with names?
This is how winter storm Jonas looked at Chez Miller 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Free Birdy

still working on those big panels....
while you wait on the edge of your seats for the big reveal, check out Free Birdy and some of my other paintings available at Eisenhauer Gallery

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


nfdp  Pssst ... Valentines Day is coming up QUICK,  Time to start thinking all things hearts and love and such.
Check out some of my past heart projects HERE and HERE and some more HERE and HERE 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Crayon Resist Snowflakes - teach art tuesday

Crayon resist - an old stand-by that never disappoints.  Little kids love this project every time.
These were done with my pre-K class of 4 year olds.
I had them trace a circle and after we looked at photos of snowflakes and talked about them a bit they had to draw their own.  They used light blue and gray crayons at first - this avoids the  "I can't see what I'm drawing" comments that are inevitable if you give them white. Trust me.
 When they were happy with their design we went over their lines with white crayon - rubbing down super hard.  (I find they draw so lightly and timidly sometimes. I am constantly trying to get them to make firm clear lines.  Why is that?  I blame markers.)
Next I let them loose with the water colors.  I had planned on them just using blue and purple but they had other ideas and that was fine with me. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Little Beach, beach painting, Debbie Miller, 011816

6x6" oil
Remember last weeks Studio Peek?  I'm busy painting those big panels.  Stay tuned.
 Here is a little beach painting - one of my favorites and still kicking around the studio.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Studio Peek

It is "Bring your kid to work day" at the studio.  Killing multiple stones with one bird today.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A peek into my sketchbook

Sketchbook peek?  How about Sketchbooks?  For some reason I've got a few going at the moment.  

Monday, January 11, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

Cupcakes! cupcake paintings, Debbie Miller

 These cupcakes and the two below are a part of another "Sweet" show at Beth Urdang Gallery in Boston.
All are in 6x6" oil, framed in these silver frames.  They look great and so does the rest of the show!  Stop by if you are in Beantown.  The opening is tonight. 5-8  Here is a sneak peak at the show: here

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wooden Sign


The Miller house is a busy house.  Lots of young people in and out, my husband and I and our two dogs.
Everyone walks them.
I made this little sign last week to leave on the counter.  Sometimes we take one dog or both and it was getting a little nerve racking to come home and find one or both of them gone. 
Cute right?  Super easy to make too - I just cut a piece of scrap wood with my chop saw and used eye hooks and picture wire for the handle.  Painted it white, distressed the edges and free handed the letters  - no stencils or measuring for me but you could if that is how you roll.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Studio Peek - brush people

Cleaning my studio today I came across one of my brush people.  Yup, I make people out of old brushes.  
Come on, that is not weird.  It is a perfectly normal thing to do with old brushes and a sharpie.  

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Cairne Terriers, dog painting, Debbie Miller

10x10x1" oil on panel.
Leftover from the Christmas rush of commissions.  I painted a couple for this collector and she chose the other one but this one is just as cute.