Reflections......

I am ready to paint!

After a break of several weeks I am so read to paint again! I have seen autumn beauty and mountain vistas and imagined capturing these scenes in my own way on watercolor paper. Soon very soon I will be painting. I can't wait!!…(continue reading)

Overworking a watercolor......

One of my favorite artists wrote something on his blog that I often struggle with....when does a watercolorist stop painting and say...my piece is done. How many times have I kept going and ended up ruining a painting. Let me start counting............I am still counting!! This week at my studio my…(continue reading)

Exploring Watercolors.....

I have been exploring the watercolor medium lately. My paintings have changed so much from my first pieces four short years ago. I painted lots and lots of flowers and many, many sunflowers. My first award from the Tarpon Springs Art Association was for my "Triplets" sunflower painting! I remember…(continue reading)

Do artists suffer from artist's block?

Today I had a conversation with a friend who also happens to be an amazing oil painter. She told me how frustrated she was over the weekend with her paintings. I said welcome to my club! For every painting that I save, mat or frame there are probably 3 or 4 that are reduced to rubble because of my…(continue reading)

What artists think about when they are not painting........

Today I spent the day thinking about my art, reflecting on what I have learned on my artistic journey, and planning what I would like to paint tomorrow. I did not pick up a paint brush, mix paint on my palette, fill my water container, or prepare my paper. It seems from having conversations with my…(continue reading)