Dear Bella

I thought I would show you a little glimpse into the art room… …this is where I worked on my newest painting. It’s a bit on the messy side, but I love having my own art, art I have purchased from others, and art supplies all around me. It really inspires me to create!  See…

Studies In Pink

I’ve been painting portraits again. Sometimes I don’t plan out the group of portraits, or even the colors. Sometimes I just start pulling out the primary colors onto my deli paper palette, get my brushes, jar of water, paper or canvas, and get to painting. This particular day, the palette got VERY pink! Christina Carissa…

three gouache ladies

I’m back at it again, playing around with my gouache paints, and loving it! I set up the little gouache paint set, on the kitchen table, next to a big window.  I am enjoying this relatively new medium (to me, anyway!) and learning how to blend and layer.  Emily (Sold, Thank you!) Grace (Sold, thank…

a day with gouache

The morning started with a ring of the doorbell. Outside, there was something waiting for me…I love when the word “Amazon” is emblazoned on the side of the box. I knew what was inside. I opened the box, knowing how I would spend the rest of the day… playing with my new set of Sennelier…

moments like these…

I didn’t have much in mind when I started this painting…I just knew that I wanted to paint a portrait, and I wanted to work on loose brushstrokes. I recently took a free online workshop at Strathmore Papers, with artist Robert Joyner. He is VERY loose with his brushstrokes! I am still struggling with the…

characters sometimes come to life

When I started drawing a fashionable lady onto my smooth white Bristol paper…I had no idea just how she would come to life with paint. It’s always a surprise, from drawing to finish. I have to admit, it was really no surprise she was going to have on a hat. But it did really surprise…