Sunday, February 12, 2006

Painting Ponies

Here are some new polymer clay ponies I just finished painting. Will be adding them to a new painting. I will be carving some more horses in the near future. I have lots of new ideas for these little guys.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

"Core Samples 101" Painting

Innovative Cut Canvas Painting
Now this one is really different. It's the first time I have combined my Cut Canvas and Recycled Canvas techniques. I think it's pretty cool. From my "Geology Series" this painting is for sale.
"Core Samples 101" or email me:

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Too busy to get into trouble

Between trying to finish 4 paintings a week, working on my jewely designs, and sourcing materials on the internet, not to mention the time it takes to photograph and list all this stuff; it's no wonder I don't have a social life. Oops that reminds me, I need to check my internet dating website. :)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

"Turquoise & Wild Horses 101"

Abstract Turquoise Paintings

For Sale
A good friend was visiting and saw my Polymer Clay horses laying on the work bench. Left over from a past project, they are too large for my jewelry (except maybe a belt buckle) He suggested I put them on one of my turquoise paintings. Great Idea! Turquoise and horses, what could be better? You can view full details here: "Turquoise & Wild Horses 101" or email me:

Friday, February 03, 2006

Fun with Polymer Clay

Original, Sterling Silver Jewelry an Mixed Media Paintings from Contemporary Artist Liana Bennett. Art that is innovative, unique and daring. Innovative Art Studio is always pushing the boundaries of Contemporary Modern Art.
Been making polymer clay horses. I use the small ones in my jewelry designs. I carved the originals and used them to make silicon molds. Then the horses are individually hand painted. These little guys are tedious to make, but so pretty. I love making them.
Note:Polymer clay is a soft, moldable form of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) that once "cooked" becomes hard and almost indestructible. Just like PVC pipe, it can be sawn, sanded, drilled, etc. Wonderful medium for exploring creative possibilities.
See an example of my jewelry here: "Three Wild Horses" Necklace

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Good News!

My Grandson, Nicholas, started pre-school last week. What a big change in the little guy's life. Instead of being a cancer patient he gets to be a normal little boy. His doctor says school will be good for him. He has enough immune system to handle the inevitable colds and flus. He still goes to the hospital twice a month, to be checked that his leukemia is still in remission. But, the rest of the time he gets to play with other children and learn. He loves school!

It's been 3 months and no one has taken me up on my Painted Artist challenge. So.... time for something new. I have been busy in my studio. Lots of new paintings finished, and sold. Some new ideas starting to take shape. I will be posting some of these soon.

And my jewelry is doing well. I listed some of my jewelry pieces in my eBay store, never thinking they would actually sell. What a surprise! My little polymer clay horses are popular. I enjoy silversmith and beading, as a way of taking a break from painting. And polymer clay is too much fun to work with. It makes you see the world in a whole new light. When I see something cool, I think "I could make that in polymer clay!"