Took advantage of a snowy day with no one coming over and me going nowhere, to start two paintings today. One, if it comes out the way I envision it, will be submitted for consideration to the “Shades of Green” exhibit coming up at the Stewart Gallery. The second is another bird painting: It is… Continue reading Started Two…
Belle Isle State Park has a lot going for it. They have camping and horseback riding trails and fishing docks and kayak and canoe launches (I think you can even rent bikes and kayaks). They also have some outstanding conservation areas where you can see many, many birds. Last Winter I took a walk with… Continue reading Birding at Belle Isle
There is something called the Golden Hour that occurs in the late afternoon and it does something magical to everything the fading sun touches. In this painting, the reference photo was taken probably an hour before the Golden Hour or possibly two. My interpretation pushed the time forward a bit and I tried to capture… Continue reading Evening Light After the Rain
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 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!