My vow to paint more this year is holding true. Earlier this year, I wrote about wanting to paint more in this post. I seem to be able to sit down with my paints once a week, and I don't think that's quite enough. But once a week is a start! Here's where I'm at [...]
Last year, I hardly picked up a paintbrush. I'm not sure why. Perhaps I had ceramics taking over my brain;) This year I vow to put the paintbrush into action again! Ceramics will have to make a little room for painting, because I want to practice both. It's often a bit daunting for me to [...]
Just a few more things about Santa Fe. (I LOVED it there!) The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe is a great place to visit. Here are a couple of my favorite pieces there. I love the colors and the abstract designs. And here's a picture of me standing next to a super [...]
My sweetheart and I spent the first two weeks of December on the beach at beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida. Long walks on the ocean shore provided new beach art to view every day. I met the young artists of only a couple of works, both pre-teens. Here are some of my favorites! I took along [...]
This is a vase... or a wooden spoon holder... or a paintbrush keeper... that I made at the Adamah workshop a couple months ago.It measures, in inches, 6.5 high by 8 wide by 3 deep. It's hand built from a slab of clay, and I left the seam of clay, near the left side of [...]
Here's my latest painting - a painting from a photograph of my love and I taken in the summer of 2012. Acrylic on stretched canvas, it measures 20 inches wide by 16 high. Originally I attempted to freehand draw our faces, but became frustrated with not being able to get the face detail proportions correct. [...]
Here's my latest painting. It's acrylic, with a bit of black marker, on canvas, and measures 10 x 10 inches. I like the grid pattern, and will use that again in future paintings.
Here's a picture of my current painting-in-progress. I often begin my paintings based on an image, and this is from a black and white photograph of rocks. Once I get into the zen of painting - the now - the flow - it usually becomes more abstracted from the original image. That's the fun part.
I started this painting years ago, and mentioned it on this blog about one year ago, and I think I've finally finished it. I find calling a painting "finished" a difficult thing. There's always something I could touch up. Or fix. Or adjust. But at some point, I need to stop fiddling with the piece, [...]
My new and temporary role as caretaker to my healing son is taking up much of my time. I haven't been able to draw and paint quite as often as planned, but am still here, working in small chunks of found time. And those chunks are getting bigger and bigger. This is a watercolor I [...]