An American Abstract Expressionist

10/24/19 On a recent visit to a local library to peruse some art books I came across the artist Joan Mitchell. The bold color and sweeping strokes on the cover quickly caught my attention. Without too much reading I felt the expressive, energetic quality within each piece. The colors had a clarity about them and […]

Picking Up the Brush

4/3/16 Notes to Myself: Part of my “practice” is being mindful of the benefits of simply picking up my paintbrush and painting. Realizing that I don’t always need to have an outcome in mind. The simple act of acting I know adds to my process of strengthening myself as a painter. Over the past few […]

Brilliance in Today

“Winter on the Canal” It’s a beautiful day out today. A little chilly but sunny.  As I am working on getting a few necessary tasks done I am thinking about where I would like go out an paint.  Getting outside to paint from life seems to be a priority for me today.  Sometimes I find […]