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 […]

Extension and Expression

“In time, as an artist’s gestures become more assured, the chosen tools become almost an extension of the artist’s own spirit.  In time, exploration gives way to expression.” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland One of the most important things I’ve learned is commitment to the process of painting.  All work counts. […]

When Creative Works aren’t Working

After 3 hours of working on a landscape painting no one wants to be faced with admitting to themselves  ” this isn’t working” and I don’t know what to do! Knowing this is part of the journey I still have trouble surrendering to this situation.  Yesterday while on location I found an inviting view into […]