Monthly Archives: February 2020

A Short Vacation

Lots going on! Life is busy right now… places to go, people to visit, things to do. We’ve had a lot of unexpected things come up in the last few days. It’s kept me away from painting, and kept us

A Short Vacation

Lots going on! Life is busy right now… places to go, people to visit, things to do. We’ve had a lot of unexpected things come up in the last few days. It’s kept me away from painting, and kept us

America’s Presidents

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it in this blog, but presidential history is another of my interests. In the past, I’ve referred to it as a hobby, but in some ways that trivializes our nation’s history a bit,

America’s Presidents

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it in this blog, but presidential history is another of my interests. In the past, I’ve referred to it as a hobby, but in some ways that trivializes our nation’s history a bit,

Questions and Answers

I’ve previously written about Julia Cameron and her series of creativity-increasing books. I’ll admit I haven’t followed along faithfully week-by-week with her suggested exercises, but one of her recommendations — morning pages — has become a regular part of my

Questions and Answers

I’ve previously written about Julia Cameron and her series of creativity-increasing books. I’ll admit I haven’t followed along faithfully week-by-week with her suggested exercises, but one of her recommendations — morning pages — has become a regular part of my

In Search of Meaning

I’m sure you’re wondering what you’re looking at here. To be frank about it, so am I. For now, I’ve taken to calling it een schilderij zoekt betekenis — that is, a painting in search of meaning. It’s akin to a

In Search of Meaning

I’m sure you’re wondering what you’re looking at here. To be frank about it, so am I. For now, I’ve taken to calling it een schilderij zoekt betekenis — that is, a painting in search of meaning. It’s akin to a

A New Rembrandt?

Since I’ve been reading a lot about the Dutch Golden Age of painting — and sharing much of what I learn with my husband — it was no wonder he quickly called me in to the living room a few

A New Rembrandt?

Since I’ve been reading a lot about the Dutch Golden Age of painting — and sharing much of what I learn with my husband — it was no wonder he quickly called me in to the living room a few

Thank You, Mr. Fletcher

Arnold Fletcher and I “met” quite by accident. Now, of course, I never made his acquaintance in person. Our relationship has been strictly that of author and reader, and I’ve been unable to learn a lot about him. The only information

Thank You, Mr. Fletcher

Arnold Fletcher and I “met” quite by accident. Now, of course, I never made his acquaintance in person. Our relationship has been strictly that of author and reader, and I’ve been unable to learn a lot about him. The only information

Behold the Simple Orange

For as much time as I spent working on this little painting, it should, by all rights, be a masterpiece. It’s not. It’s just a simple painting of an orange that wasn’t really planned too well. I did paint this

Behold the Simple Orange

For as much time as I spent working on this little painting, it should, by all rights, be a masterpiece. It’s not. It’s just a simple painting of an orange that wasn’t really planned too well. I did paint this

Where Do You “Art”?

Soon after I began learning to draw and paint, my husband and I found ourselves using “art” as both a noun and a verb. “What are you going to art today?” he might ask early in the morning. My art wasn’t

Where Do You “Art”?

Soon after I began learning to draw and paint, my husband and I found ourselves using “art” as both a noun and a verb. “What are you going to art today?” he might ask early in the morning. My art wasn’t

Saturday Afternoon

Weekends are not always the best time for art. With my husband home, I don’t have the uninterrupted time I enjoy when I paint, not do I have the peaceful, quiet environment I need. Instead of hearing gentle music or

Saturday Afternoon

Weekends are not always the best time for art. With my husband home, I don’t have the uninterrupted time I enjoy when I paint, not do I have the peaceful, quiet environment I need. Instead of hearing gentle music or

When a Painting Speaks to Us

I’ve completed my “Skyglow” painting, and I’m very happy with it. This is an instance where, unfortunately, the camera doesn’t do justice to the painting. It is truly stunning, if I do say so myself. In the photograph, the blending

When a Painting Speaks to Us

I’ve completed my “Skyglow” painting, and I’m very happy with it. This is an instance where, unfortunately, the camera doesn’t do justice to the painting. It is truly stunning, if I do say so myself. In the photograph, the blending