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October 29, 2015


While at the WSNC Annual Meeting we were all given a great book mark! It said:


"Artist Linda Baker often shares her Stages of a Painting with her students. Linda allowed WSNC to share these words of Wisom.






1)  This is going to be a good pain...

October 21, 2015


What does a Body of Work look like. What is a "body" of work? Why is it important?


     When I was working towards my masters degree in drawing and painting I finally realized the importance of creating a group of paintings (and drawings, at the time) that have a simi...

October 8, 2015


Just finished reading Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland. At one point she is talking to her friend Maxime about the painting she that was a gift to her from Marc Chagall. (Maxime worked  in a gallery in Paris.) While they looked at her original Chagall she asked him wh...

September 30, 2015


I took a fabulous workshop with Linda Baker in May. A master of watercolor, her work and style have always caught my attention. She has such a wonderful sense of color...and I am all about color. I was totally excited about taking her classes.

        One of the things...

September 30, 2015

It is finally Spring and time for all of this awful cold weather to STOP! Of Course with the Spring comes rain...but I'll not complain as long as it stays warmer. With the exception of "The Birthday Wish" I have not been painting as much. I think that there was some hi...

March 21, 2015


     I started "the Birthday Wish"  from a photo of Sam Gentile, the son of Shawn and Jennifer ( Jenny being a former neighbor of mine in Illinois). It was so sweet and Norman Rockwell-ish!

      It also presented a challenge for me. First, because...

January 10, 2015

I miss Cellar 275. If you are not familiar with it, it was a wonderful small wine bar where good times were had and friends were made. I call this one "The Gordy Special" The ceramic giraffe was made by Gary's daughter and he became the mascot of the the place. They u...

December 1, 2014

     I am very happy with the new site! It is a bit more sophisticated than the other one. You may have noticed that I have given up the purple. Not sure why. Perhaps I just needed a change of pace. The colors were changed from the template somewhat so it was a choice...

November 21, 2014

     I have noticed a new "techno-phenomenon" that is helping artists everywhere...the cell  phone camera.  More and more I see the artists using their phone for more than to talk to someone.  

     There is a fascination with seeing art gr...

October 21, 2014

As a follow up to the "All In A Row" I decided to try the same concept but without the lines separating the areas. It was even more of a challenge. This time I moved from Primary and secondary colors to the Intermediates. The two combinations are blue-green and red-or...

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