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
Last year I did not get out much, at least not much with a paintbrush in hand and I aim to remedy that this year. I think there were just too many rainy days and it got a bit dull painting fog and rain week after week. Hoping for some more sun this year but… Continue reading Plein Air Season Starting Soon
Not only am I teaching classes coming up soon (Felted Faces Saturday after next and Drawing 102 starting in March), I’m also taking classes. Last Friday I started a Chair Yoga class and today I attended a regular floor yoga class. I am amazed at how flexible I am in some ways and how flexible… Continue reading Classes!
I’ll be demonstrating how I take my bird photos and then doctor them up using Photoshop all day this coming Saturday as part of the Northern Neck Artisan Trail’s Second Saturday Program. Professional artists who work from photos use photos they have taken themselves. Sometimes those photos need a little help with cropping, fixing camera… Continue reading Second Saturday Demonstration: Reference Photos
I changed the display at the RAL Art Center on Main Street in Kilmarnock for my little space yesterday evening. I hope you can stop by and see it in person. I’m always amazed at what a difference a frame and good lighting and a new location does for a painting. It just seems to… Continue reading New Display
Yesterday was the Northern Neck Artisan Trail Second Saturday on-going event in which, as a member of the Artisan Trail I agree to be home and have my doors open for visitors. This year I’m going to try and have some sort of planned activity or lesson going on while I’m open. Next month I… Continue reading Visitors, Cats and Snow
My husband and I visited with his brother, Bob, at Rockaway Beach in Oregon last year and every morning and evening I took a short walk to the beach where I took a bunch of photos. While looking back through all my painting reference photos the other day, I realized that an Oregon sunset at… Continue reading A Beach Visit