Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Visit To Jackson Hole

I like this painting for many reason's. First, it brought back memories of a wonderful workshop with Jim Wilcox. Second, a conscience effort of less is more started to make sense. I worked with a palette knife to stop myself from all those unnecessary extras which added nothing to the painting. Painting en plain air started to be more fun and the brushes moved faster. It was just a good day for me. So, tell me about your painting experience on a fun day. I'm waiting to hear all about it.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Blue Glass

This has always been one of my favorite little paintings. I did it last year and used mostly palette knife and loose strokes to complete it. Hopefully this year, I will continue to work in this manner to see where it leads. So many ideas and directions.
What have you decided on pursuing? Drop a comment to me.

Thursday, January 3, 2013


This is a small 5x7 painting done on museum board. My goal was to use as few strokes possible. I was painting away in my own little world until my husband came in and asked, "are those chickens?" That was one quick departure. The moral of this is, paint what makes you happy and chase everyone else away, unless they want to buy your work. What are your thoughts? Of course I want to hear them.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Another year in front of us and hopefully, 2013 will be full of good ideas and things to do. Often in the past, I've made list upon list of things. Organization has always been at the top. This year, I've decided to just enjoy life, sketch, paint and explore my art projects. No pressure. I hope you will do like wise and have a wonderful time. Take life as it comes and love every minute. Don't forget to keep those brushes wet. I'll check in on you later and see what you are up to. Or, you can drop me a line. Love hearing from friends.