A New Approach to Skin Tones

When I did a few watercolor portraits a couple of years ago, I learned a clever little rhyme: Red and yellow, brown and white Help us get our skin tones right Two Watercolor Portraits That little rhyme did help me

A New Approach to Skin Tones

When I did a few watercolor portraits a couple of years ago, I learned a clever little rhyme: Red and yellow, brown and white Help us get our skin tones right Two Watercolor Portraits That little rhyme did help me

Exploring New Realms

At the moment I have a lot of paintings on my easel — or nearby — that are, frankly, hideous. They’re mostly painting exercises I’ve been doing to learn more about colors. I have one monstrosity (which I won’t show

Exploring New Realms

At the moment I have a lot of paintings on my easel — or nearby — that are, frankly, hideous. They’re mostly painting exercises I’ve been doing to learn more about colors. I have one monstrosity (which I won’t show

Morning Inspiration

I sometimes go through times when I don’t feel I’m learning, growing, or improving as an artist. At other times, the opposite happens, and I suddenly feel as if I’m taking gigantic leaps forward. Happily, I’m moving into one of

Morning Inspiration

I sometimes go through times when I don’t feel I’m learning, growing, or improving as an artist. At other times, the opposite happens, and I suddenly feel as if I’m taking gigantic leaps forward. Happily, I’m moving into one of

If It’s Not Fun…

I hear these words from my husband over and over. Each morning as he prepares to leave for work, we talk a bit about our plans for the day. This is when he reminds me that “if it’s not fun,

If It’s Not Fun…

I hear these words from my husband over and over. Each morning as he prepares to leave for work, we talk a bit about our plans for the day. This is when he reminds me that “if it’s not fun,

It Could Actually Be a Lot Worse

I’ve been playing with my left-over paints again, and I just had to see what I could do with that self-portrait image I shared yesterday. Could I paint a very simplified version of my face? I mean, seriously… not just

It Could Actually Be a Lot Worse

I’ve been playing with my left-over paints again, and I just had to see what I could do with that self-portrait image I shared yesterday. Could I paint a very simplified version of my face? I mean, seriously… not just

Images – A Digital Project

When I read about Carla Gannis and her “selfie project” — Artist magazine, March 2019 — I was fascinated by the idea of capturing something of myself in an on-going fashion, a sort of visual reminder of who I am. You might

Images – A Digital Project

When I read about Carla Gannis and her “selfie project” — Artist magazine, March 2019 — I was fascinated by the idea of capturing something of myself in an on-going fashion, a sort of visual reminder of who I am. You might

The Cattle Were Lowing…??

I’m having a good laugh this morning over cattle and their lowing. I know that Christmas has passed, nobody is singing “Away in a Manger” right now, so the whole question of lowing cattle is probably irrelevant. But it can

The Cattle Were Lowing…??

I’m having a good laugh this morning over cattle and their lowing. I know that Christmas has passed, nobody is singing “Away in a Manger” right now, so the whole question of lowing cattle is probably irrelevant. But it can