Unraveling Beauty

8/12/16 Notes to Myself: I’m dismantling and detaching from my work with the hope of becoming more free in my creating. This inspiration is running in tandem with my journey of living. Feeling some frustration this past week as well as some grief. I found myself inspired to cut up some of my paintings. What […]

Changing Light

9/4/15 Notes to Myself: I’ve been noticing the change in the light over the past month. It seems to me to be more “cool” in nature. This always signifies for me the onset of Fall and a shift away from Summer. In tandem with that comes the reminder of back to school and the energy […]

Palette Personality

6/4/15 Notes to Myself: My palette last week……….. Oh what an array of color. There seems to be an endless bank of personality within each cratered lump! I don’t think I will ever get tired of exploring the possibilities. When it comes to the darker end of the spectrum I have the most fun. This […]

Stepping Off

No quotes this week from the book “Art and Fear”. Today, I’m talking about my own fear of  “STEPPING OFF” the cliff of comfort.  Stepping out and off the cliff  was affirmed for me by my daughter the other day when I began showing her a painting I am working on.  She is also an […]

Part of the Process…

With the cold winter still in effect my basement studio has been a nice place to explore experiences other than plein air landscapes. Painting”alla prima” still life paintings is one fun way to challenge myself during this time.  I often work this way on small  5″ x 7″ canvases primarily to keep myself “in the […]

No Time For “Thinking”

Spontaneity is an invigorating adventure.  Last week I ventured out to do some painting toward the end of the day.  After driving around for a bit I just needed to make a decision and park myself somewhere as the sun was heading down rather quickly. I had been by this spot before and it resonated […]