Catching Up

Catching Up

I know….I’ve been absent for awhile. My apologies. I don’t know about you, but when I get extremely busy, the creative spark can fade to a dreamy shadow.  Things are a getting more into routine, which enables me to focus a bit more; so here is the short recap of some of the positive, if … Continue reading

Houses and Horses

Houses and Horses

Having stared at this painting for months, today I decided to put it to rest.  Took me all day Friday.  I get a little OCD when painting houses – all these crazy satisfying layers of paints and strokes, thick and thin swaths of creamy acrylic goodness… I just can’t help myself… These houses are haunting … Continue reading

Muse Madness Contest

Muse Madness Contest

Thought I’d share an opportunity from Professional Artist magazine to get your art published.  Entries are being accepted for “Muse Madness”.   Here is the link to enter your work: Muse Madness Deadline is May 5th.  Be sure to follow all the guidelines to submitting so you don’t get disqualified.  There is no entry fee and you … Continue reading

Frankenstein Paintings: Art & Personality

Frankenstein Paintings: Art & Personality

“There are moments in an artist’s career, where you have to challenge every expectation of what you think you know.”  -Gregory Crewdson A cityscape for you today: This one actually gave me a splinter, arrhhggg!  My thumb is still thumping. I dove in headfirst to a more complex color pallet and managed to pull it … Continue reading

Spring for a Week

Spring for a Week

We’ve had a week of Spring here in the Bluegrass and it has been a welcome relief from all the snow, ice and below freezing temps.  I have been busy lately entering my work in various competitions and auctions.  It’s exciting to me – and that feeling overrides the feeling of rejection if I don’t … Continue reading

Snowy Woods Watercolor

Snowy Woods Watercolor

My Aunt inspired me this morning to do a quick watercolor of a snowy landscape.  Lots of the white fluffy stuff fell this morning here in Kentucky and we’ve got a nice wintry wonderland outside.  I also included my favorite poem by Robert Frost.  Enjoy~~ Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening By Robert Frost … Continue reading

What Happens When…

What Happens When…

…I don’t control my watercolor: A. I use the wrong GREEN…no, no, no~ B. I completely overwork it and am not patient – hence the dark lines everywhere = frustration grrrr.. C. I use the right GREEN but just didn’t hit the mark and totally overwork it (although I must concede I used a different … Continue reading