It took a while, but I'm back at it again. Getting back to the routine of creating art after a life disruption has not been easy for me. Thankfully, I had a couple of pending projects and a push from my friends to put me back on track.
So here it is...my first project since the big move into the new house. Granted, I had quite a time finding some of my sup...
All of us are slowly trying to return to "normal" after the storms here in Florida. I am grateful for beginning to feel normal again as so many of us are still recovering from the devastation left behind. The stress of an interrupted life can be hard to bounce back from.
A watercolor portrait of my father's friend Randy.
Beginners luck is something I experience often when I'm learning a new method. In my efforts to loosen up and paint in broad strokes, I had the happy accident of creating this painting of my father's friend Randy. He was a great subject to start with because he has such an expressive face...and that beard!
This week I decided to take a break from painting to make monotype prints on a gelli plate. My idea required that I go bigger than the 3x5 plate that I had. Since gelli plates are a bit expensive, I decided to try my hand at making one from a recipe I found on the internet. I should mention that I altered the recipe just a bit...I added a little more gelatin than the original r...
The one constant in my work space, be it in my studio or my kitchen table, are my two most loyal side kicks, my cat Huey and pup Cooper. They are an endless source of inspiration with their amusing antics and graceful postures.
These two clowns help to keep things light. They are my "go to" muses when I'm feeling stymied in my work.
The road to creativity can be a bumpy one...there will be times of great improvement and other times of plateaus and even some setbacks. It's unrealistic to think that everything you make will be great all the time...that's a lot of pressure to put on yourself. Where's the fun in that?
As an artist, my mentality is that I am a perpetual student. This mindset helps me to no...