This painting feels finished to me now. The reference photo has come back to the top of the pile several times but there was something about it that just wasn’t quite right. Finally, I decided to change the format from horizontal to square and move the road and ignore what the camera was saying about… Continue reading Rough Road in Colorado
My sister lives in Colorado and came East visiting the family this week. That, of course, got me reminiscing about the trip my hubby and I took out to visit her about four years ago. I took about a million pictures I think. Colorado is one of those rare places where you just gasp in… Continue reading Colorado
I’m super excited and very honored to have six of my little 6×6 bird paintings selected for the Stewart Gallery “Little Gem’s” Show. The Stewart Gallery is located at 6655 Main Street in Gloucester, VA and this show will feature several artists from November 21st until December 29th. All the paintings in the show are… Continue reading Little Gems Show
I have not yet delved too far into the world of Nature Journaling as I am more artistic than scientific in my approach to the world, but Nature Journaling is such a close cousin to sketch booking, I’m thinking of starting a new sketchbook that will focus on Nature Journaling. So, what is the difference?… Continue reading Nature Journaling Inspiration
I admit I have a tendency to bounce from thing to thing. As I’m trying to grow my art business and my essential oil business, it can be especially challenging to say “no” to friends who assume that since I do not work in an office or “regular” retail setting, especially when what they are… Continue reading Squirrel!
Busy week this week. I’m going to be hanging a display of the Animal Shelter Adoptable Pets Series this week at the RAL Art Center in Kilmarnock on Friday. I got all the little ones and the one big one varnished last week. Yesterday I popped all the little ones into frames. Today I’m going… Continue reading Kittens & Cats at RAL Art Center Friday
I decided I really liked the painting of the little female hummingbird in flight, so I again went back to visit my reference photos and found this one: Here is the block-in: And the final painting. There is a bit of a glare making the paint around his head more reflective than it should be.… Continue reading Ruby Throat