Right outside my window just now was a goldfinch, eating the seeds from a liquid amber tree. It reminds of years past when I kept my camera handy for moments just like that. I have drawn and painted a number of goldfinch over the years. Now there is a bluebird […]

Checking In

My studio is in the landing at the top of the stairs. If we were selling the house, we’d call it a loft. It was five feet wide, with a built in desk/shelving area. (And, to be honest, I cleaned out several cabinets and drawers that were along the half […]

Studio Expansion: Before Pics!

  It seems there are times in my life when I am governed by little slips of paper. They make the decisions…tasks cannot be completed until the slip of paper is found…the next step is written down on a little slip of paper…the contact information is written in the corner […]

The Tyranny of Little Slips of Paper

I am pleased to say that I had two paintings accepted into The Artists’ Loft “Juried Show to Benefit Homeless Animals”. The show was juried by the very talented¬†Dan Nelson. It is an honor to be accepted. The reception is tomorrow, Friday July 29 6:30-9pm at The Artists’ Loft on […]

Show to Benefit Homeless Animals

  As I said last time, I am branching out into landscape this year. This brightly lit autumn pathway is my first challenge. ¬†I think this is iteration 5 or 6. When I took the reference photo on Thanksgiving, I was immediately drawn to the bright yellow trees and the […]

Getting the Idea Right

Here we are, well under way into 2016. I’ve been reading about so many plans from artists about what they are doing in this bright, shiny new year. It’s inspiring to know there are others out there, working hard to be the best they can be. That is what I […]

A Bright Shiny New Year