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
Love my little woodpeckers. This is another painting of a Downy Woodpecker. This one was kind of fun as I used a palette knife for part of the tree bark.
I have decided that the female cardinal is finished. It is a companion piece to the male cardinal head and shoulders piece I completed about a week ago.
My husband and I took a field trip to Williamsburg today where I took a boat load of photos. Some are for ideas for holiday decorations next year. Some may well turn into paintings.
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
The majority of the paintings I do are tiny. Even my “big” ones are relatively small in comparison with the works of many contemporary painters. My tubes of paint tend to last a long time. I almost always have left over paints on my palette at the end of a painting session. I’ve learned that… Continue reading Burnt Umber Struggles