April 22nd, 2018.

cmsa; WIP , c valle, so happy to get the sparkle painting challenge one more time, it's one of my favorites, really merits the added time of glaze layers than some "re-whiting" ,mostlly laid down in dots...this wip shows first glaze layers second image is the "rewhite". Last one was 2 to 3 glaze layers (depending on where) and one more "Rewhite", moving on now wip "Gaudy Plumage " c valle

April 22nd, 2018.

cmsa; When a patron and a collector becomes a student and a friend it's a wonderful thing. thank you Maurice Masequesmay and family, I'm happy that this baby is going home with you!


April 6th, 2018.

cmsa; my old classmate from tyler gonna kill it in new york, GO TIM 
Tim Barr!!!!!!!


April 6th, 2018.

Cmsa; if you know me, you know it's all about the peeps...thank you dear sons-in-art, Ryan Patterson and Steve Pennell!!!!!!! love from your art mama, cynda mary


April 5th, 2018.


April 1st, 2018.

cmsa; for the littler ones anyway, this is the laborious underpainting i think i can dispense with///


March 31st, 2018.

cmsa; some real "creative problem solving " going on here; this is a siberian bear hunting costume; Simple solution, looks cool too, what more could you want? brava to wife of siberian bear hunter, who must of thought this up ...


March 30th, 2018.

cmsa; "children of color", c valle, oil on panel. Regarding the title "children of color" i like that description much better than the use of the word "black" to describe melanin rich skin, i think it should be more correctly called,literally; "rainbow" colored skin; why i was personally (onlly one viewers opinion! ) soo disappointed in the neutral colorless vision artist used to depict Michele Obama's beautiful skin.


March 28th, 2018.

cmsa; WIP; glazes on white ground, no underpainting, no white paint and no opaque paint until image 4

March 26th, 2018.

Here's the thurs student body in cynda mary's one room school of art...yeah, I know; maybe a little long in the tooth; but they paint like demons...best students i've ever had!!!!!!!!!!!


March 26th, 2018.

cmsa; wip, preliminary glazes directly on a white ground, no underpainting, glaze layers 1 thru 5, number 6 shows minimal application of opaque paint in lighter areas, moving on

March 24th, 2018.

cmsa; oil sketch; "portrait of a new american princess" c valle oil on panel...This bright young soul gives me faith in the future..


March 23rd, 2018.

cmsa; To my sons and all young people today...yeah, it's way harder for you than it was for us...take heart

March 22nd, 2018.

cmsa; participating in beverly hills art show with a good spot near the booze...come check it out ; may 15 and 16th

March 19th, 2018.

cmsa; "To Boldly Go..." cvalle , oil on panel, 42x52" Subject explores "inner space ", led by her animus (masculine aspect of female psyche), here represented by Spocks father; "Sarek"


March 18th, 2018.

cmsa; from my wandering path on fb this morn, of course i happened across just the right words; 
"My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that i had for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love. So be it. Scars are a testament to life. Scars are a testament that i can love deeply and live deeply and be cut, or even gouged, and that i can heal and continue to love. and the scar tissue is stronger than the original flesh ever was. Scars are a testament to life. scars are only ugly to people who can't see..." Thank you Judy Chance Hope...true that...love to you too, dear "scarred " friend....

March 14th, 2018.

cmsa; i think this might be my fav painting (of mine) of all time...."earth fire and water" set in the parlor of my dream victorian, willits ca


February 26th,2018.

cmsa; this post courtesy of Michele Matheson, it's a couple years old, ran across it by accident just now...i love the beautiful clear way she describes my work; "They(paintings) are layers upon layers of beauty and bravery, pain and power and love and being who you are." she made me cry with that, i'm gonna aspire to be the artist she sees! Michele is an amazing writer, I read her first book 2 years ago, and it has stuck in my brain,( like all really good books do). It's a novel called "Saving Anglefish" , check it out! ps. Peter Clothier, i think you would love it...love, cynda ps. next artwalk apr 7 and 8...