the last of December’s paintings

I can’t believe another year is about to end, and one begin. But here we are…waving our hands to 2013…and curious about 2014. Artfully speaking, 2013 was the biggest year of painting for me…ever. I have no idea of the actual count of paintings, but in between journal pages, postcards, canvas paintings, paper paintings, etc…there…

a long time ago

A long time ago, an author named Jane Austen came on the scene, to write stories that captured the hearts of her readers. Years later…and a few Hollywood productions later…her stories are still being told and her characters are still loved.  This summer, I painted a few romantic paintings inspired by her stories. I love…

Monet and his garden

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” ~Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) Monet and his Garden – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on heavyweight Bristol paper I’ve long admired this artist…for his use of light and color. Also, for…

The Composer

It all started with a love of music…then the desire to draw…then paint. Well, that’s the short version, anyway.  It’s funny how one love, develops into another, and then another. This is how we weave the fabric of who we are. I certainly loved painting this portrait. Who doesn’t love the look of a handsome…

Virtual Venice

I’ve been traveling the world, virtually. Thanks to Bill Guffey and his outstanding Virtual Paintout Blog, I am in Venice this week…slowly riding on a boat, looking at all the views, and loving every minute of it. I’ve been to Venice once, but it was before I had caught the painting bug…I would see it…