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Yellow and Red

Even though I started this composition with dark blue, it turned out to be mainly about yellow and red. The dark tones seem to recede into the background as the red thrusts forward underlined by the yellow. 24 more words

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Pale Blue Abstract

Yesterday’s lesson was to clarify my relationship to the world through the marks I make and the colors I apply to paper, and not on their meaning. 188 more words

Personal Stories

Dreaming Paintings

All artists get into a slump once in a while and then it becomes difficult to get back into familiar habits of working. Especially when life gets in the way, right? 192 more words


watercolors and pastels

I’ve been experimenting with watercolors. My painting style is definitely not conducive for the media. But I thought I’d give it a try. Dark to light, layering one color over another with thin washes….. 100 more words


Developing a process for painting

There is a real benefit to painting the same subject over and over. You get better at it, you get faster. I noticed this the other day when I painted a complete beach scene from start to finish in one sitting. 242 more words


A new vision for a finished piece...work in progress, part 1

One of the great things about being an artist is that I can make changes to one of my paintings even after it’s “finished”.  Hexagons and Honeybees was finished last year and after being exhibited at the Nature Artists’ Guild group exhibit, was hung on my wall. 178 more words


Painting Process: Lhasa Ladies 2017

I first received a request for this commission back in October of 2016. Now here we are in February of 2017. Thank goodness my kind neighbor who wanted this done has been so patient and understanding! 150 more words