I love Spring. It means my garden is coming back to life. And the asparagus is emerging, the azaleas are blooming and the Spring onions are ready to harvest. Of course, today it is raining and it’s supposed to continue to rain here until Wednesday when our little town of Heathsville is one of the… Continue reading Gardening Again
One of the hardest things for me as an artist is talking about myself. (I know some folks who don’t believe this and think I talk about myself all the time… but, that’s another issue). But when something big really happens, it is somehow difficult to actually do that self-promotion thing that needs to be… Continue reading Blowing my Horn
I finally finished this today. I think. It’s 11X14 inches.
Incremental progress on the apples painting yesterday. Did a bit more work on the jar and started bringing in middle highlights. I also worked on the stems and leaves. I have also started working out the shadows. I’ve also started a little blending on the apples using the NuPastels. I don’t think this painting will have a… Continue reading Next Steps
Ice started forming on the creek the other day. This is the view from our back deck. Today, while much warmer, it is raining. So, for me it looks like I will be spending a lot more time indoors for the next little while. I do have a challenge out there for all my plein… Continue reading Winter Time
There are no progress shots of this painting, sorry. I kept forgetting to bring my camera upstairs to the studio when I went to work on it. In any case, I have definitely discovered that my painting skills are much stronger in the morning and this one was started and completed in about five sessions with… Continue reading Pizza Sauce Futures
The Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society, of which I am a member, asked it’s membership to create a little-bitty painting with a holiday theme that will be added to a wreath which will then be donated to the Glen Allen Arts Center. I think it’s a fund raiser for the Arts Center and since we, as a… Continue reading Jingle Bell