Finished!

A lot of my work happens without any conscious decision or direction. What I mean by this, is that I do not always begin with a clear concept or idea in mind.  But rather the process begins as a doodling exercise, or in an effort to clear my thoughts and mentally change gears. As I … Continue reading Finished!

Art For Arts Sake…

I'm not a big fan of the expression Art For Arts Sake, let me explain why. Because it implies that there is no real art being created any longer. Art is progressive in its very nature. But, when the recreations of past generations of study are copied for the purpose of selling to the masses art … Continue reading Art For Arts Sake…

Colors like words in poems….

Please permit me minute before I begin my post to shamelessly plug my page on facebook. This is where I advertise the custom and personalized things like nursery art, wall art signs, lamps, totes, furniture or whatever. (you get the idea, right?)The Custom Brush <---click the title and it will take you directly to the site. Art updates:While working … Continue reading Colors like words in poems….

Oil and Water Don’t Mix!

Mediums: Oil v. AcrylicBefore, I have mentioned that I am working with acrylic paints. It is hard to say which medium I prefer over the other. At times, they each have a lot to offer, but for different reasons. They are unique from one another and both help me to create a variety of the … Continue reading Oil and Water Don’t Mix!

Creativity & Writing:  For a long while now, I have been struggling with the frequency of my creative inspiration (or lack of).  Mine comes and goes, mostly it seems to go. In part, this could be because I am using mine up in an unrelated field; writing. I am just now ready to admit this.((No, … Continue reading

Nudes. The study of the female and male form have been a favorite subject matter for artists since, well, since forever.  As far back there is evidence of this fact. In 28,000-25,000 BCE the Venus/Woman of Willendorf was created, during the paleolithic era. Found in a cave in Austria, she was created out of a … Continue reading

Dwelling in the Present

Homemade Cabbage SoupEasy to Make Snow Day!!!!! Yep you read that correctly....March 25, and we have snow.  You know what that means don't you?  Soup!!  No worries this is not becoming a food blog, I just want to brag a bit..... Topped the bowl off with a bit of parmesan cheese and a dollop of sour cream.Complete … Continue reading Dwelling in the Present

right side of canvasWhen I begin each blog entry, I always feel like a writer with a bad case of block. Maybe it is just a natural part of the writing process, I don't know? Do I just dive into my conversation? Or, should I open with an image? Perhaps a clever joke? Quote?.............Arrgh.  It … Continue reading

Don’t be afraid to fail…

Untitledfrom the Surreal Tree Series12 x 12on 400 series, linen canvas papermixed mediaWORK IN PROGRESSI am currently working on another piece in the surreal trees series. The photos I am posting show the current progress and a close up section of details. This piece of art has been a companion to me during the week, as … Continue reading Don’t be afraid to fail…