August 13, 2017

 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!

In this Arti...

July 8, 2017

I dream about painting in broad confident strokes.  I mean that literally...I dream about it in my sleep. But in my dreams the painting always turns out better than it does in real life.  

When I sit down to work, I get caught up in the details, failing to trust myself to make those large bold strokes I imagine myself doing.  But I persist in my effort to learn new...

July 4, 2017

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...

July 1, 2017

"Girl in Pink Bow" is my most recent work.  I started this painting months ago, but had to stop working on it when life got in the way... 

Summer was just beginning when my 2 year old grandson came to stay with us for a while.  It's taken some time, but we are finally settling into a routine that has, by necessity, caused me to re-think how I use my time and energy.  Sub...

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