September 30, 2017

My most recent Story Painting "Witch Way".  

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.  

In a effort to find my a...

August 26, 2017

That's me at my first-ever art show...Boomtown Days Dunnellon, FL. circa ~1990. 

I was doing Quick Sketch Portraits that day and I even won a prize for one of my paintings!  I didn't own a tent so my husband made me a peg board stand to hang my art on.  

Back in the day, in a time before personal computers and cell phones, there was no such thing as Ebay, Etsy, or Fi...

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...

June 24, 2017

The image above of Josh was transferred to the carving block by tracing.

Art has the power to move people...and I believe that making art has the power to heal.  But making art has the power to frustrate as well.  

Learning to draw can be a torturous experience for the artist just starting out on their artistic journey.  It is thought by most non-artists, a...

June 17, 2017

On a lazy Friday afternoon, at our art groups' open studio day, the question of when your work is considered "derivative work" came up.  The short answer is that all artwork is "derived" from some source, at some level.  All art "derives" from something else, and has evolved from a source or inspiration.  

Did the "Impressionist" artist movement not derive from...

June 10, 2017

A while back, I competed in an art show along side an artist whose work was an absolute inspiration for me to try harder...  

Her work was in both color pencil and graphite, mediums that I had just began to renew my interest in at the time.  Her work was photo realistic, and at first glance, I thought they were photos.  I had entered some pencil drawings into the same sh...

Please reload

Recent Posts

July 23, 2017

July 15, 2017

Please reload

Stay Up-To-Date with New Posts

Search By Tags

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

© 2017 by Starlu Studio