Drum Roll Please…

Drum Roll Please…

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Well the drum roll might just be for me, but if you have been following along and reading my last 3 posts, I am now pleased to present the final version of my triptych. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it might as I was working on it in the early stages, and that is a good thing. It is nice to be surprised by your work.

The Flood Continues

The Flood Continues

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

We’ve been getting a lot of rain of late in Northern California. While it is a welcome sight after a number of drought years, it has been arriving in large storms and causing problems such as floods and downed trees. Luckily I have not been too affected but perhaps it is causing the effects in my current painting.

Using Other Artists As A Reminder

Using Other Artists As A Reminder

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Lately I have been looking at the work of the Danish artist, Per Kirkeby, a lot. He has never been on my radar of artists that I was particularly interested in. When my work started heading in a new direction, I suddenly was seeing many artists afresh.

To Share Or Not To Share

To Share Or Not To Share

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

That is the question…and the answer today is to share the journey but not the painting, yet. I began a triptych last weekend and I felt like I had a solid start on it. The middle and right panel seemed to be working well, and I was trying to figure out the left panel which kept giving me problems no matter what I did.

Is It Finished?

Is It Finished?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

People often wonder how does an artist decide if their painting is finished. I think it is very much an intuitive decision but I notice a few consistent things happen with me.

Size Matters

Size Matters

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

People talk about size and scale in art and sometimes use these terms interchangeably when they are actually a little different. I think of size as the actually physical size of something, and scale as the size relationship between things.

A New Year

A New Year

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I love the start of a new year. All becomes quiet after the chaos of the holidays and finishing up year end activities…which always includes for me a crazy last minute editing of photos of my daughter’s entire year and creating a Shutterfly book of her life, which I have done every year minus one early on, and will continue until she is 18…