Category Archives: Landscape

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

Making Something from Nothing

Where art is concerned, some days I probably should not get out of bed. That was how I was feeling one recent morning when things just weren’t going my way at the easel. I would actually be embarrassed to tell

Making Something from Nothing

Where art is concerned, some days I probably should not get out of bed. That was how I was feeling one recent morning when things just weren’t going my way at the easel. I would actually be embarrassed to tell

Conceptual Landscape Art – Part 2

Artists often speak of the “ugly stages” of a painting. For me, my paintings often go into that ugly stage and never escape from it. At any rate, my current “conceptual landscape” project has definitely reached that point. It’s horrible.

Conceptual Landscape Art – Part 2

Artists often speak of the “ugly stages” of a painting. For me, my paintings often go into that ugly stage and never escape from it. At any rate, my current “conceptual landscape” project has definitely reached that point. It’s horrible.

Conceptual Landscape Art – Part 1

My husband is of the opinion that everyone loves landscape paintings. In some respects, I’m sure he’s right. Landscapes are generally peaceful, soothing scenes, making use of nature’s own palette. Blue skies, green grasses, majestic purple-hued mountains, and little bits

Conceptual Landscape Art – Part 1

My husband is of the opinion that everyone loves landscape paintings. In some respects, I’m sure he’s right. Landscapes are generally peaceful, soothing scenes, making use of nature’s own palette. Blue skies, green grasses, majestic purple-hued mountains, and little bits