White Matilija Poppies Here is a small negative painting study I did a few years back. I painted several of these studies before moving on to a larger painting.
Little Purple Jewels Crocuses are the promise that spring is around the corner. Since I am longing for spring, I decided to sketch a few of these purple jewels. This Continue Reading →
Ink and Wash Valentine Project This is a fun project to tackle for those with no watercolor experience. Your children and grandchildren will love making these valentines.
An Easy Way to Establish Value in Your Paintings or Sketches The word “grisaille” is a French word for “gray.” It was an under-painting technique used by 15th-century artists. The Continue Reading →
Helpful Hints When framing your art there are many choices to be made. For oils and acrylics, you will need to choose a suitable frame. Pastels, watercolors, and photos, however, Continue Reading →
Painting for the Fun of It I recently read the book, “Paint Yourself Calm” by Jean Haines. She states, “The goal of this book is to learn to paint in Continue Reading →
New Travel Palette O.K. I admit it–I love to experiment with new pigments colors. Last June I was watching a watercolor video by Steve Mitchell on his “Mind of Watercolor” Continue Reading →
New Process for a New Year I have been doing some soul searching lately about how to better balance my art career with life in general. As a professional artist, Continue Reading →
“Loosening Up” I recently began taking a watercolor class with Carol Herring Whitmore. My goal is to try to “loosen up” my painting style. I love Carol Ann’s painting style Continue Reading →
For me the true meaning of Christmas is found in John. 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten Son, that whoever believes Continue Reading →