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
I’m working on a painting, while not too large, is more complex than I originally anticipated. I took the original photo at the Fall Fiber Fest and Dog Trials in Montpelier Station the first weekend in October. In any case, here are the progress shots so far with the first being the working photo and… Continue reading The Border Collie
Had a wonderful morning at the public pier at Glebe Point near Burgess, VA painting plein air. As we arrived, a heavy fog was lifting and the air was still and the temps cool. I took a few photos before I set to work. Note the beautiful reflections. The water was like glass. Then a… Continue reading On the Great Wicomico River
I’m working on a new pastel with a Border Collie and his owner’s legs. So far I just have it blocked in. My husband is, as usual, puzzled by my block-ins. “Why orange?” he asked, “And what’s with the yellow?” I’ve about given up trying to explain complementary color theory to him. I should probably… Continue reading Where the work happens
Until last month, when I sold more than one painting, my husband insisted that there was no cause for me to take on a professional stance with my art. He still struggles with identifying me, introducing me, as a painter or artist. But he’s getting there. He’s clearly, of late, been both surprised and pleased… Continue reading Hobbiest or Pro or Both?