Abstraction

The world doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? – Picasso Abstraction: The quality of dealing with ideas rather than events.  I’m not an abstract painter, but I really (REALLY) believe in trying new things, especially artistically. This piece, Conversations, is the result of venturing into new territory. I laid down […]

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Take the Leap, Even a Small One

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. ~Soren Kierkegaard. Even if you aren’t one for Philosophy, or you’re all about Philosophy but not Existentialism, you can see the benefit of taking the proverbial leap. A big one is not required, just some forward motion…in your art, in […]

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Yeah, What He Said

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” ~Vincent Van Gogh. I don’t think he meant working on artist trading card (ATC) sized canvas when he said that, but Van Gogh was on to something. Rather than enlarge the ATC work to the default post size, as I did before, I […]

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One More Small Thing

Liked sharing the One Small Thing Everyday post last week so decided to share another one with you. A series of 2! We’ll see what happens this coming year!

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Something Small Everyday

A few months ago I decided to try a challenge of one small thing everyday. I used watercolor artist trading cards as my canvas and set about to not draw what was going to hit the paper. Very freeing. Here is one of the pieces.  As the new year comes around – try something new. […]

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Oh What a (Zen)tangled Web We Weave!

I’m always saying that everything is related, even when we don’t know how. I decided to practice doodling recently. I thought random patterns would be nice to freehand on some watercolor work, in the backgrounds especially.  I also wanted to work on my calligraphy skills, to tie in with my watercolors in some way. With that, […]

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Try Something new

If your path to creating art has been long and winding, as mine has, you have art supplies on hand that you may not have opened yet. No shame in that. Now’s the time to try something new. If you’re stuck in a rut, or just stuck, break out something new and try something different. […]

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Art Stuff I Love

There’s a lot of art stuff I love, trust me. Much of it’s in my garage and office closet. I love creating things. Right now, I LOVE (in caps, yes) these pencils. I don’t draw detailed pieces when I am going to paint, but sometimes, especially around the eyes in portraits, when some detail is […]

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Now Showing!

Two of my paintings are part of a group exhibition at the Wirtz Gallery (First National Bank of South Miami) through June 30. I can’t seem to carve out enough time to exhibit more frequently but will try harder to have more frequent posts on this blog. Smooth Walk is based on a photo by […]

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Unfinished Paintings…

I saw this on the New York Times website and had, no HAD, to share it. If you are an artist, even a slash artist: designer/artist, housewife/artist, you get the picture…you will be able to relate to this! Happy reading! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/arts/design/the-fascination-of-the-unfinished.html?_r=0

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