Monday, January 26, 2015

Transparency in Life Through Art - Recent Works

This is probably true of all artists, but I've come to discover that each of my paintings is a direct revelation of my thoughts or where I am at this stage of my life and art. My most recent work seems to show this more clearly than ever. Last week I painted every day , and let me tell you... with an almost 9 month old crawling around everywhere all day, that is no easy feat! There were some late nights, when I should have gone to bed sooner but just couldn't tear myself away from the easel. And on the weekend, my husband was there to entertain Cece while I got some plein air painting in (and some much-needed connection with other artists!). Here are some of the results of last week's efforts. All of the pieces you see were done entirely from life. "Etude" - 20x16&quo… Read more »


Friday, January 2, 2015

Learning to Fly in 2015

I can't believe it's been two months since my last post... but, considering how fast the holidays flew by, I guess it makes sense. In November and December I buckled down to meet some commission deadlines. Then our little family (the dog, too) made the 1000-mile road trip home to Wisconsin for 10 days over Christmas. Cece and I both got sick with a nasty cold--you know, the kind that makes you feel like there's a cheese grater in the back of your throat, and the coughing fits at night prevent you from getting any rest at all. I had to whisper all day on Christmas Eve, as my voice gave out. Then when we arrived home, instead of being a go-getter on New Year's Day and whipping out a "first painting of 2015" like many accomplished artists I know... I sat around in m… Read more »

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