The Fine Art of Self-Love

  Art, Self Love and 2020. 2020.  A new direction. A new dimension.    I loved 2019. I felt great, worked on some fabulous projects and took on more tasks than previous years. All the while, still feeling better than ever.  Amazing year.   Moving forwards is ingrained into me, I’m constantly trying to reachContinue reading “The Fine Art of Self-Love”

Summer Retreat

Good Morning! With so much news to share, its been really challenging for me to choose which topic to begin with since my return from summer break.   Summer Summer?  Yes, well,  it is a wild and wet, brisk, winter here in Perth. Refreshing, shall we say. But it is summer, in Seattle.   TheContinue reading “Summer Retreat”

From The Sea to Watercolors and, Beyond

The Sea and its aqua tinted beaches, is a place of inspiration for most of us.  And whether we are physically there or not, we can enjoy the sense of  ‘being’ there. We can go  beyond the limitations of having to actually be somewhere to reap the benefits.   The Sea From the beaches south, downContinue reading “From The Sea to Watercolors and, Beyond”

Cereal Boxes and Printmaking Landscape Collagraphs

I created a random design,  using a discarded cereal box to cut shapes from. Then … I thought I’d try to be clever.  Tricky.  Try something new. Instead of doing the normal thing, I chose to try a new path.  I used small foam sticky pads to adhere those shapes to my base plate. YouContinue reading “Cereal Boxes and Printmaking Landscape Collagraphs”

Where, Do You Paint? … my kitchen counters

I have a studio, with 2 art tables and easels.  I have 2 art tables set up on the patio.  And still,  many, many times I paint on the kitchen counter. It doesn’t really make sense. Especially to the someone who has gone above and beyond to assemble said studio, those tables and the gearContinue reading “Where, Do You Paint? … my kitchen counters”

How Much Do You Paint?

“No, I don’t really paint, as much as I used to do, ”  was my response the other day. I wished I’d had a camera to capture all those expressions from my group, right then!   You could see a million things running through their minds. Shock.  Say it isn’t so. How is that, possible?   But….Continue reading “How Much Do You Paint?”

Color of Imagination…. Purple 9

So much fun to be had with the color purple. Our imaginations take flight more so, with this one magic and mysterious color. And, at last,  the left brain….takes a seat.   “What,  IF….”  is the dominant theme with 9  “purple, violet, magenta, lilac, lavender”  images below. No rules, just play.       MagicContinue reading “Color of Imagination…. Purple 9”

Cobalt Teal Blue: Stages of Art

  “We arrive totally new at the various stages of life and there we often lack experience despite the number of our years.” Francoise de La Rochefoucauld VI  1613  French writer     In Stages I think his quote sums up our experience with painting, art, as well.   Every time we think we attainContinue reading “Cobalt Teal Blue: Stages of Art”

Watercolor Skies in Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet

Wet in wet watercolors. Perfect beginners’ techniques to loosen up! Let the paints, do their thing.  and You…. Allow,  accidents to happen.       Wet in Wet Technique WHY I love showing and sharing the Wet in Wet Technique:   creates soft beautiful edges its great for Depth, and backgrounds helps to teach usContinue reading “Watercolor Skies in Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet”