Grateful Rejection

Submitting my paintings to juried shows comes with some hesitation at the inevitable possibility of “rejection”.  For a long time I let this aspect of being an artist limit me. The fear set in and aspects of suffocating “perfectionism” ensued. Now I see it as part of the process and an opportunity to learn. My […]

Clouds

Clouds of inspiration come at different moments.  Like the sky they are always changing and moving. I’ve been an observer of clouds and the sky for many years.  I can find myself getting wonderfully lost in them. As a little girl I often wondered what it might feel like to sit in the clouds.  I […]

Oil Paint: What’s your Favorite?

Windsor Newton has been my brand of choice largely because it’s what I was introduced to in college and a high quality paint that I’ve enjoyed using over the years.  But as I am painting more I realized it might be fun to explore some of the other brands and get some “hands on” experience […]

Youth, Heart and Art

This quote by Picasso says a lot for me.  In so many ways it draws me to the beauty and uninhibited creativity of a child.  The pure unadulterated joy of taking paint, a crayon, a marker or whatever and just letting it flow on the paper.  Too often as we grow into adulthood this part […]