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’m soon to attend a workshop sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society. Our instructor is none other than the esteemed Elizabeth Haywood-Sullivan, president of the International Association of Pastel Societies. You can see some of her work by clicking on the link of her name. I was chatting with one of my fellow MAPS members,… Continue reading Getting My Eyes Right
This is and is not related to my art; but so many things are happening right now, it is affecting my art… First, my Dad died in his sleep very early on Tuesday morning (sometime after midnight). I’m sad, but also grateful that he is no longer suffering. And I know I’m in a place… Continue reading So many things…
Butterflies are great fun to photograph and I’ve been known to follow one all over the garden trying to get just the right shot. I find them notoriously difficult to paint, but I keep trying.
I’ve been rather busy at one of the Non-profit organizations I’m involved with and also trying to sort through and process the fact that my Dad has entered care with Hospice. So, I haven’t been painting much this week, but I did get this one done today and hope to complete a couple more this… Continue reading A little bit of Spring
Way back last Spring, my Plein Air buddies and I went to my friend, Bernadette’s farm. It’s called Tall Trees Farm. I originally met Bernadette due to my interest in real milk. Bernadette had a milking cow. I learned, if nothing else, that one must have absolute consistency when working with a milking cow or… Continue reading Bernadette’s Cow
I’m working on a collaborative project with my husband, a blacksmith. I got my hands on a few cigar boxes. Some are the basic cardboard and paper variety and some are made of wood. I proposed that I paint and or decorate the box, line the inside with something lovely, and hubby is making a… Continue reading Treasure Box Project