Monthly Archives: December 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

I will be taking my usual “holiday hiatus” beginning today. Although I won’t be here blogging each day, I will be painting. When I return I hope I’ll have lots of paintings to show. I hadn’t expected to take my

Merry Christmas 2019

I will be taking my usual “holiday hiatus” beginning today. Although I won’t be here blogging each day, I will be painting. When I return I hope I’ll have lots of paintings to show. I hadn’t expected to take my

Have You Reached a Verdict?

My husband and I enjoy watching good courtroom dramas in films and on television. In each, there’s always that moment where the judge turns to the ladies and gentlemen of the jury and asks, “Have you reached a verdict?” I’m

Have You Reached a Verdict?

My husband and I enjoy watching good courtroom dramas in films and on television. In each, there’s always that moment where the judge turns to the ladies and gentlemen of the jury and asks, “Have you reached a verdict?” I’m

A Pot It Is

When I said, “I guess I have to learn how to draw” four years ago, I didn’t think my efforts would last beyond a week — at best. Surprise, surprise. Here I am, still learning, and actually having fun with

A Pot It Is

When I said, “I guess I have to learn how to draw” four years ago, I didn’t think my efforts would last beyond a week — at best. Surprise, surprise. Here I am, still learning, and actually having fun with

Oh, Beautiful, for Spacious Skies

We sing those words often here in America. I think of these words often, too, as I’m working at my easel. I love this beautiful land for its spacious skies, for its amber waves of grain, and for the majesty

Oh, Beautiful, for Spacious Skies

We sing those words often here in America. I think of these words often, too, as I’m working at my easel. I love this beautiful land for its spacious skies, for its amber waves of grain, and for the majesty

When It All Goes Wrong

Brace yourselves. Now that I’ve adopted the rule of never wiping away a work in progress, you’ll be seeing a lot of bad paintings, like this one: You’ll recognize it, of course, as yet another of my woodland scenes, and

When It All Goes Wrong

Brace yourselves. Now that I’ve adopted the rule of never wiping away a work in progress, you’ll be seeing a lot of bad paintings, like this one: You’ll recognize it, of course, as yet another of my woodland scenes, and

A Method to my Madness

Insanity, it’s been said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. By that definition, I might well be called crazy because my recent art practice has been based on taking a familiar “woodland scene” idea

A Method to my Madness

Insanity, it’s been said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. By that definition, I might well be called crazy because my recent art practice has been based on taking a familiar “woodland scene” idea

How Quickly We Forget

Last week I attended a Christmas luncheon hosted by one of the art clubs I belong to. It’s always fun now to be around other artists, to talk about projects we’re working on, and to even share photographs of art

How Quickly We Forget

Last week I attended a Christmas luncheon hosted by one of the art clubs I belong to. It’s always fun now to be around other artists, to talk about projects we’re working on, and to even share photographs of art