June 24, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows I've been experimenting with Fluid Acrylic Painting, AKA Pour Painting.  Let me tell you, this kind of painting is so much fun!  I must warn you, once you get started it's really hard to stop.  This leaves me with quite a few paintings to work with.  Some are beautiful just the way they are and are hanging in my home, yet others are the perfect start to...

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...

July 29, 2017

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...

July 15, 2017

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 picture above i...

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...

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...

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