Some places seep into your bones and become an important part of you. The San Francisco Bay Area is one of those places for me. We recently took our sons to see the place that is so important to us, and upon return I was inspired to paint many of the places that I love.Read More
Not sure how to install hanging wire to a canvas? Here is a step by step guide to how I do it.Read More
Where does inspiration come from? For me, it comes from showing up in my studio every day. Its the habit of being creative and painting every day. Each idea leads to another. Getting started is the hardest part. In today's post, I've given you a list of ideas to get you started. Once being creative becomes a habit, there will be no stopping you!Read More
When you are an artist, you never know where your next big inspiration is going to come from. Sometimes, you need to get out of the studio and look around a little. I had the intention of painting big vista landscapes, and I ended up with a series of poppies.Read More
My second season of plein air painting with the Loudoun Sketch Club just ended, and I'm reflecting on all I have learned. Read on to find out what I learned, what I bring and what I leave behind.Read More
Take a peek inside my art studio and see my painting process from the beginning to end of my new acrylic painting "An Unexpected Treasure," - a landscape painting of the gardens at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT.
Have you ever been to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut? My Mother and I recently found ourselves with an unexpected free afternoon during a family vacation, and decided to check it out. We had no idea what a wonderful experience was waiting for us! I've written about our visit on my blog today.
What artists inspire you? These are the "Big Six" who have the most influence over my own painting. In today's post, I'll tell you what inspires me most about each of these modern masters.Read More
Taking just a few minutes a day to make time for creativity will greatly reduce your stress and enrich your life. Don't know how to get started? I've got a few ideas on my blog today. What is your favorite way to be creative?
Ever wonder how an artist works through a painting from start to finish? In today's post, I will take you step by step through my new painting - Her Morning Graces. This is one of four new floral pieces that I'm very excited about. They will be released next week, and I can't wait for you to see them all!Read More
I love professional framing, but sometimes its cost prohibitive. In today's post, I'll take you step by step through my latest framing project, with links to all my favorite supplies.Read More
Did you know that March 7-13th is Multiple Sclerosis awareness week, and March 25th is World MS Day? Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable chronic disease that affects 400,000 people in the US, and 2.5 million people around the world. I will be donating 15% of all sales in my web shop during the month of March to the National MS Society.Read More
Its only one month into my daily painting project and I'm hooked. I may never stop.Read More
Update on my first month of painting daily.Read More
What happens when I want to go on a hiking vacation, but the timing is not right? I paint myself a vacation of course!Read More
A while back, I decided to paint with some pre-determined color palettes. You can find out what happened with that experiment on my blog today.Read More
Sometimes, a few hours out of the studio can lead to many paintings. Walk the Walk is just one of the paintings that has been inspired by my Loudoun Sketch Club trip to Edgegrove farm. You can find out more about this painting and my sketching visit to the farm on my blog today.Read More
Where does your curiosity lead you? Mine takes me back into the studio time and time again. Among the Zinnias is a new painting inspired by a visit to Edgegrove Farm in Purcellville VA.Read More
The summer may be over, but sun drenched color has lingered in my studio. Three new paintings remind me of lazy summer days, and cool evenings.Read More
Keeping a sketchbook practice is the most important thing I do for my art. Having great supplies to use in my sketchbooks helps me keep the practice going. I've written about my favorites and have given you some prompts to help you get started on your own sketchbook project on my blog today.Read More