I’ve not written in a while. I’ve sort of been in a whirlwind, perhaps whirl pool would be a better description of late. On May 7th I had a double cervical spine fusion. It’s a relief in a way. I was very tired of the intermittent unexpected loss of the control of my hands, dropping… Continue reading Healing and Recovery
When my husband and I drove down Skyline Drive last fall, we found we had either gone too soon or too late to see the best colors down in the valley’s. But on one pullover, I turned around and saw a small tree with eye popping yellow leaves growing out of a crack in a… Continue reading Cliff Dwellers
As I have been working through writing an artist statement and updating things like biography and CV, I’ve had to go back and take a good hard look at my own work. Why am I attracted to or challenged to paint the images that I choose to paint? I think the main thing I have… Continue reading Carved Out
Colonial Beach, Virginia is northwest of where I live. It’s about an hour’s drive from Burgess, VA. This year they are holding the First Annual Osprey Festival April 12-14, 2019 to celebrate the return of the Osprey. I was invited to submit some of my bird paintings for an art show being hosted at one… Continue reading Osprey Festival
I’ve not sold any of the cat paintings yet. These are the ones I had hoped would help me raise some more money for the Northern Neck Animal Shelter. However, I did get a phone call yesterday. A woman from the Richmond area was visiting the RAL Art Center and saw my cat paintings and… Continue reading Possible Commission
I learned that three more of my bird paintings have found a new home. Bye-bye birdies!
On Monday I was the model for the portrait life drawing group at the RAL Art Center. The group meets on Mondays from 10 until noon. It was different being on the other end of the pencil/paintbrush/charcoal stick. And it is a lot harder to sit still under a bright light and let other people… Continue reading Sitting Very, Very Still