Lake Farmhouse: Side Porch (and My Painting Process)

I have a personal history/relationship with this particular farmhouse. So, naturally I want to paint it from all angles. (I first painted it here)  I painted this two days ago and snapped images during the process… 1. I toned the primed canvas with burnt umber (all work is done in acrylics), then sketched the image […]

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“Ode to Summer” Painting Small with Acrylics

This past weekend I reviewed all of the photos I’ve taken since…are you ready?…2013. It took awhile. I was searching for subject matter for painting and reference. SO MANY PHOTOS! The entire review inspired me to break out my DSL camera. In truth it really isn’t my fault it’s been delegated to the back burner. With […]

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Wisteria and Old Shacks Go Together Like…

peanut butter and jelly? Okay, it’s a stretch. But when you’re talking about a drool worthy scene to paint, this ranks right up there – sunshine, shadows, ratty old wood and flowers that practically drip from the trees. I mean, really. With this puppy I decided to pull out my Winsor Newton Oils and what […]

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Russian Tea

Why we become fixated with certain things or topics is a mystery to me but I have to admit that lately I’ve been fixated on tea cups and pots and their ingredients and sometimes houses. That’s it. Try and psychoanalyze that one.   Anyhow, my subject this past week was a steaming hot cup of […]

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Tea Time

Last weekend I treated our recently graduated from college daughter to a girl’s weekend at the beach. Honestly, it was a more than a bit of a treat for me as well since we’re not beach people and, therefore, rarely go. When we weren’t partaking of some sort of food or beverage, we were beach […]

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Painting Small and Simple

Lately, I’ve become enamored with painting small and simple. It began with watercolors, the medium I’m most familiar with, and from there it meandered through gouache to acrylics. The painting above is of a very old farmhouse just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. My own love affair with this place began over 35 years ago! […]

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Painting, Printmaking and a Great Little Book

Happy Friday! Got any plans? I’m looking forward to a weekend with my sweetie after having him gone for most of the week. Friday night pizza. (Yes. I know it’s Cinco de Mayo. Pizza night is non-negotiable) Catch up on Blacklist. Definitely a glass of wine (Maybe a margarita instead to celebrate CdM? And does […]

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Happy Weekend, Original Paintings and the 100 Day Project

Happy weekend! (Lucy says hi) So, what are your plans? We’re sadly leaving the mountains behind and returning back to Atlanta, ending what was a lovely, after Easter vacation. I’ve got some 100 Day Project updates and (happily) announce that the original paintings from this project are going to be available for purchase. I’m so […]

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