Monthly Archives: May 2016

Heavens Above

When I have a camera in hand, I love taking pictures of clouds, so it is any wonder that I would also enjoy painting them? Here’s one of my cloud photos, taken from our front porch last summer as a

Heavens Above

When I have a camera in hand, I love taking pictures of clouds, so it is any wonder that I would also enjoy painting them? Here’s one of my cloud photos, taken from our front porch last summer as a

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the

Small Things Brought Together — The Greatness of Van Gogh

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”  – Vincent Van Gogh Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to see an exhibition of Van Gogh’s paintings while they were on loan to the St. Louis

Small Things Brought Together — The Greatness of Van Gogh

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”  – Vincent Van Gogh Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to see an exhibition of Van Gogh’s paintings while they were on loan to the St. Louis

Switched at Birth

Yes, I sometimes do joke about being “switched at birth”, but not in the way people usually use that term. And for me, the “switch” came a bit later. If you’ve been following me here and have read the post

Switched at Birth

Yes, I sometimes do joke about being “switched at birth”, but not in the way people usually use that term. And for me, the “switch” came a bit later. If you’ve been following me here and have read the post

Bringing Art to Life

I am absolutely in love with gesture drawings and the Quick Poses website. I’ve done gesture drawings in the past. The idea of doing rapid-fire little sketches was one I learned as part of my basic drawing instruction last summer.

Bringing Art to Life

I am absolutely in love with gesture drawings and the Quick Poses website. I’ve done gesture drawings in the past. The idea of doing rapid-fire little sketches was one I learned as part of my basic drawing instruction last summer.

Hot or Cold?

We all have favorite colors, don’t we? Maybe it’s not a single color but an overall color “family”, or maybe we like only certain tints or shades of a particular hue. Most of us, I think, have a decided preference

Hot or Cold?

We all have favorite colors, don’t we? Maybe it’s not a single color but an overall color “family”, or maybe we like only certain tints or shades of a particular hue. Most of us, I think, have a decided preference

Standing At the Edge

I’ve been playing around with watercolors over the last few weeks — a little of this, some of that, and a lot of splotches. I’m still learning to use these mischievous paints, and it’s always fun to drip and drop and

Standing At the Edge

I’ve been playing around with watercolors over the last few weeks — a little of this, some of that, and a lot of splotches. I’m still learning to use these mischievous paints, and it’s always fun to drip and drop and

Wish Me Luck!

I’m off exploring another new pathway in art. Yep. I’ve started learning about acrylics. It’s going to be fun, I think, but right now it’s another huge challenge. As you know if you’ve been following along on my journey, I

Wish Me Luck!

I’m off exploring another new pathway in art. Yep. I’ve started learning about acrylics. It’s going to be fun, I think, but right now it’s another huge challenge. As you know if you’ve been following along on my journey, I

Making My Mark

Recently I learned of Debora Stewart and her books on abstract art. Thank you, Vicki Hutchins, for sharing this with me.  If you haven’t already visited Vicki’s wonderful blog, just click and go! You’ll enjoy it. I’ve had many “abstract”

Making My Mark

Recently I learned of Debora Stewart and her books on abstract art. Thank you, Vicki Hutchins, for sharing this with me.  If you haven’t already visited Vicki’s wonderful blog, just click and go! You’ll enjoy it. I’ve had many “abstract”

What Are Your Hands Saying?

We joke a lot about people talking with their hands, but actually, hands do a lot of talking on their own. This was pointed out to me many years ago by Calling All Girls magazine, also known at various times as

What Are Your Hands Saying?

We joke a lot about people talking with their hands, but actually, hands do a lot of talking on their own. This was pointed out to me many years ago by Calling All Girls magazine, also known at various times as