Hearts for Arts painting

January 29, 2011Painting No Comments

This is a painting called “Love is a  Circus” that I did for the Hearts for the Arts silent auction for educational arts programs at the Creamery Arts Center. Over 70 small paintings and other original art were donated by regional artists, and you can bid on those online until the end of Friday, February … Read More

PaMdora & The Doors meet Dorian Gray

July 8, 2010Painting 7 Comments

My painting for the Open Doors invitational exhibit at the Creamery Arts Center features 7 doors (or 10, depending on how you count people in a group). The theme of the exhibit curated by painter Stephanie Cramer and underwritten by Dianne Elizabeth Osis, was to create art on doors or about doors, so you can … Read More

A small painting studio is cozy

July 1, 2010Mixed Media, Painting 3 Comments

With one day left to finish my painting for the Open Doors invitational, I had to organize quickly. I wanted to work on my painting by natural light and in the a/c (my quilt studio is not air conditioned.) By smushing things a bit, there was room to set up small painting studio in my … Read More

No, I haven’t taken up smoking…

July 7, 2008Journeys, Painting, Process, Sketchbooks 9 Comments

…but I’ve been collecting retro melamine ashtrays that make great brush/water holders for painting. And they come in great colors (I have bigger yellow and green ones at my studio.) This is a small one, which is good for travel, especially on a boat where your brushes might roll overboard. The watercolor pencils roll also, … Read More

Monoprinting and Dye Painting

February 21, 2008Painting, Process 13 Comments

Maybe everything happens for a reason. That week that I laid in bed and read dye painting books really soaked in (my brain, not the bed). So I got out the dye powders I had ordered last year, and weird tools I don’t remember ordering, and started to fool around. This was done with a … Read More

The Design Ramblings of Pam RuBert

November 8, 2007Drawings, Painting, Process, Quilts 19 Comments

Haven’t done much creative work in the last couple of weeks other than draw my brain with my sewing machine. Then I drew/painted it with my new Caran D’ache watercolor crayons as recommended by Joanie (actually she recommended the crayons, not drawing my brain.) I was thinking of calling this “Radioactive Brain” or maybe “Thinking … Read More


August 28, 2007Painting, Studio 6 Comments

Isn’t it great fun, going to the store and looking through about 70 color chips to find just the right one? Except I never seem to pick just the right one. Maybe I’m swayed too much by the names, but when it comes down to it… what would you rather have on your walls? “Grasshopper” … Read More

Faux Painting

August 10, 2007Painting, Studio 15 Comments

Changing gears again! I haven’t mentioned for a while that we’re still in the process of remodeling due to the disaster at our studio last January. After getting a new roof, new ceilings and lighting, we’re finally getting to the point where I can lend a hand — repainting the walls that were damaged by … Read More