There’s an old expression my husband repeats often. “Happy wife, happy life.” Now, I’ve heard some folks claim that it … More
As a landscape painter who loves painting skies, I’ve always been partial to blues — from the palest, most delicate … More
My watercolor warm-up each morning is quite enjoyable. It’s become one of my favorite times of the day. I squiggle … More
We sing those words often here in America. I think of these words often, too, as I’m working at my … More
Since I began my art journey — about 4-1/2 years ago — I’ve stumbled across a number of theories regarding art. … More
As part of my art-organizing and general house-cleaning, I’m still going through old paintings I’ve made in the last two … More
Over the next few weeks, I want to step away from representational painting now and then and just indulge myself in bright, bold colors. I want to splash, splatter, and pour my paints, letting them form their own shapes and designs.
I love rainy mornings. For me, it’s a perfect time for drawing and painting. I listen to the sound of … More
There is a very long story behind this painting, much too long to recount here. Suffice it to say that … More
One of the most valuable practice exercises I’ve done lately had little to do with actual painting, but a lot to … More
I hate it. That’s all I can say about how this painting turned out the second time around. Although I … More
Most of the time I seem to paint with fairly light and bright colors. Recently, I changed that and decided … More
Although I made a lot of my usual mistakes in this painting, overall I think I’m fairly pleased with it — except for the color choices.
On a recent visit to my husband’s family in Osceola, Missouri, I caught sight of a brilliant flash of color. … More
We all have favorite colors, don’t we? Maybe it’s not a single color but an overall color “family”, or maybe … More
No, no, this isn’t another post about feet. I’m sure we all saw enough of those yesterday. This post is … More