I snapped this photo from my shop because I’m on my phone. The file is on my computer. Anyway, my favorite artists have understood me. My favorite artists encourage and demand that my quiet voice be heard. They have allowed me to become the writer and painter I am today. I can only hope and […]
I’m finally done with my book. Yup, Road Trip lessons for life is done. I made it with one day to spare. I’m afraid to read it and discover I need to do lots more… Free ebook coming soon.
Gathering up some of my favorite projects for my portfolio. Im going to redo my portfolio to include highlights and the process of book creating.
This weekend I had to get rid of an old palette. Crayola means a lot to me. I’m working on a new blogging class and the creative exploration class. I’m going to sketch and doodle the book this week. My birthday is coming up and I’d like to finish and scan the entire book. First […]
I painted this a few days ago and while I know perfectly well that I can paint a better pirate ship THIS ONE IS AWESOME. I painted with crumbled up paper. No sketing here. Pirates go around doing as they please loving life all the while being hated by townspeople. Yup, a pirate’s life for […]
I had a plan but it didn’t work out. As soon as the spork hit the page, very little paint glided across the page. So I tried straight lines, circular motions and then… I had to use a flat brush. I spread the paint. With the paint wet, I glided the spork in an ocean […]
Taking your time makes a huge difference. You have to lett each layer dry before starting the next. Oh and layering from light to dark makes for easy blending. I used a size 10 brush and lightly blotted the paper with color. These trees made me let go of what should be. I didn’t sketch. […]
Taking your time when painting is a good way to gather your thoughts. I’ve been contemplating the direction of my art. I had all these ideas … pages of ideas to market and promote my site and books. I had this big agenda, trying to pencil it all in. Yes I have lots of time […]
I’m coming into the idea of painting lovely textures. I just painted these trees with no particular plan. I’m taking my time filling every empty space. I love nature. I know they are just trees. I can’t remember where I saw them. Somewhere along the highway they grew. I was probably tired, grumpy, and hungry […]
Much better. I took a size 10 brush, dipped it in yellow ochre and softly glided it across the page. I did mix a little blue and that made for interesting yellow tones. It’s calm and peaceful just like Colorado. This past weekend was really hard. I felt terribly lost and wondered about all of […]