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7/1/2019

I always say in my artist's statement that "I paint what's in my life or on my mind".  The series of paintings I'm working on right now is a very good example of what's on my mind. As I watch the ongoing challenge to reproductive rights sweeping across America, I've re...

6/26/2019

I've been working on watercolor landscapes this summer.  It has been too hot here in Florida for me to paint plein air. I've gathered some digital images of my favorite spots and using them on my iPad screen as points of reference for my paintings.  I'm trying to captu...

4/1/2019

I was privileged to spend my weekend sculpting with a great group of people in Ponte Vedra not to mention the internationally renowned Peter Rubino.  To be more accurate I was attending a 3 day workshop being taught by Rubino. I love the tactile nature of sculpture.  M...

11/14/2018

It seems that I'm going through a bit of a bird phase just now.  Whether I'm working in oil or in watercolor, out pops another little birdie.  I recently exhibited my Midnight Cockeral at The Art Center at Jacksonville Landing.  Then followed my Blue Heron oil painting...

5/26/2018

On a recent trip to Asheville, North Carolina, I discovered artwork using 'acrylic skins'.  It caught my attention as I saw an artist's gallery station with drying skins laid out and could see the end results displayed on canvas in the gallery.  When I returned to my o...

4/6/2018

I volunteer at Gabriel House of Care working with transplant and cancer patients and their carers. Every two weeks we meet up under the auspices of a painting class. We get in the thick of canvases, paints, palettes and brushes and we make something beautiful.  However...

2/1/2018

Just finished my first oil painting under the tutelage of Marissa Yow.  A very different experience for this watercolor artist. I found the mess that I managed to get my brushes into frustrating.  No quick shake in the water jar for oil brushes or painting for the day...

12/31/2017

Every artist hopes for some interesting art supplies as a stocking stuffer. I was not disappointed.  I bagged some oil paints just in time to enroll in a beginners' oil painting class in the New Year.  I'll have to keep you posted on my progress there as I've only ever...

12/15/2017

We normally spend the night painting with some kind of medium at Gabriel House of Care.  This week we couldn't resist getting a bit sticky as we took to Christmas crafts.  One of the residents, Paula, had treated us to some holiday glass baubles to decorate and I broug...

10/11/2017

In our recent art classes with Robert Leedy, my classmates and I have been working on paintings in the style of some classic watercolorists including Winslow Homer painting in the Keys.  This week we were allowed to choose one from our teacher's portfolio to create in...

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