Yes, I have a lot of art supplies and never enough places to put them. I need to organize things again after the flurry of activity involved in getting ready for the art fair. My space has to be multi-purpose to accommodate not only painting but storage for finished work, work in progress, supplies, and … More Working Gets Messy
It has been a full week since I spent the weekend at Woodland Park doing the Art Fair (always a favorite of mine). I have spent these days sorting out a lot of things. Unloading my van is always a chore I am not crazy about especially after it rains,but this time it wasn’t … More Recovery Time
Such a busy summer, I can’t believe it is almost over and the kids are heading back to school already! I am doing the Woodland Art Fair again and these are a couple of paintings I hope to finish in time….
This painting was finished about a month ago and I took awhile to decide if I wanted to share it or not. It is about my mother who I lost in 2014 at the age of 87. We had a difficult relationship at times and I was often disappointed in the things she said and … More Momma Had Her Dreams
I have been working toward setting a more workable schedule in the studio to paint and am doing much better at it lately. I have found that if I have the intention of being there by 9:00am and work until 12:00pm every day I can usually get something done or at least started. Then after a … More First Things First
These past few weeks I have been prepping paper and canvas for new work. I thought I would share how I do this. I use mostly Arches 140lb. cold-pressed paper because I know it best and I prefer the way it accepts paint and the processes I use. The first thing I do is to … More Beginning The Process
A bit of my studio I am so happy to be back working again after the snowstorm and all that came as a result of it. I have at least started a few things and I have lots of ideas. I need to clean and organize a little but somehow I seem to function better … More For The Love of Chaos
Doing an outdoor art fair is a lot harder than it was a few years ago, at least in a physical sense. I love being outside talking to people hearing their comments and feedback on my work, it is always fulfilling. Still, I needed a week this time to sort things out,unload my work, (still … More Recovered my energy but still catching up.