Category Archives: Acrylics

Making a Mess

“Creativity means making a mess… and then cleaning it up.” I don’t know where or when I first heard those words, but they’ve become a motto of sorts. I say them often, almost every time I begin a new art

Making a Mess

“Creativity means making a mess… and then cleaning it up.” I don’t know where or when I first heard those words, but they’ve become a motto of sorts. I say them often, almost every time I begin a new art

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

Over the last week or so, I’ve joked quite a bit about breaking up with Aubrey Phillips — not the man, but the artist, or, more specifically, his style of watercolor painting. I’ve spoken of divorcing myself from his style,

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

Over the last week or so, I’ve joked quite a bit about breaking up with Aubrey Phillips — not the man, but the artist, or, more specifically, his style of watercolor painting. I’ve spoken of divorcing myself from his style,

Slip Sliding Away

I’ve mentioned acrylic pouring several times in the past. When I first saw colorful pourings on-line, I was excited and eager to try this art-form for myself. I could see at once — to be blunt here — that little,

Slip Sliding Away

I’ve mentioned acrylic pouring several times in the past. When I first saw colorful pourings on-line, I was excited and eager to try this art-form for myself. I could see at once — to be blunt here — that little,

For the Birds

Among my favorite blogs is ArtSnehal. A talented artist originally from India, Snehal paints birds in watercolor, and every one is a delight. I love visiting and seeing her sparrows and sunbirds and penguins… and more. Of course, when it comes

For the Birds

Among my favorite blogs is ArtSnehal. A talented artist originally from India, Snehal paints birds in watercolor, and every one is a delight. I love visiting and seeing her sparrows and sunbirds and penguins… and more. Of course, when it comes

Playing in the Studio

The time has come to put the art studio together and get back to my easel. Actually, the time is long overdue. I’ve missed painting, and I’m excited to grab my brushes again and have a go at being creative.

Playing in the Studio

The time has come to put the art studio together and get back to my easel. Actually, the time is long overdue. I’ve missed painting, and I’m excited to grab my brushes again and have a go at being creative.

Sticks and Stones

We’ve all heard that familiar childhood rhyme. Stick and stones may break my bones…” The rhyme is intended to strengthen us against hateful or harmful words directed our way, and I could definitely write an entire post about words.  Despite the claims

Sticks and Stones

We’ve all heard that familiar childhood rhyme. Stick and stones may break my bones…” The rhyme is intended to strengthen us against hateful or harmful words directed our way, and I could definitely write an entire post about words.  Despite the claims

I’m Going to Do It

Since I’m now playing my way through Your Year in Art by Chelsea Ward, I thought it might be interesting to go backward in time and see where I’ve been during the last year. I was absent from the art world

I’m Going to Do It

Since I’m now playing my way through Your Year in Art by Chelsea Ward, I thought it might be interesting to go backward in time and see where I’ve been during the last year. I was absent from the art world

The Great Van Project – 2

The Client Is Not Always Right On Sunday, I officially started on The Great Van Project.  The project is, thankfully, still in its initial stages. And, a lot has changed since my husband/client and I had our first Project Meeting two

The Great Van Project – 2

The Client Is Not Always Right On Sunday, I officially started on The Great Van Project.  The project is, thankfully, still in its initial stages. And, a lot has changed since my husband/client and I had our first Project Meeting two

An Abstract I Actually Like

I am not an abstract painter. While I love abstract art, I’m only good at looking at it, not creating it. I rarely attempt abstract art, usually only if I’ve been reading about it or have been otherwise challenged in

An Abstract I Actually Like

I am not an abstract painter. While I love abstract art, I’m only good at looking at it, not creating it. I rarely attempt abstract art, usually only if I’ve been reading about it or have been otherwise challenged in

Starting Points

I’m approaching my paintings now in an experimental vein…and it’s proving to be interesting.

Starting Points

I’m approaching my paintings now in an experimental vein…and it’s proving to be interesting.