Work Your Art Blog Interview

I’ve got a lot planned for these next few weeks. I am diligently working on my artist statement, my artist bio and reworking my artist CV. I also have a very complicated painting planned where I will need to do some research. Think eagles, ribs and skulls. In...

Painting Foxes

My exploration of watercolor painting continues with foxes. In addition to exploring paint I’m also really enjoying making art about animals. The fox really draws me in personally. They are small but fierce. Foxes are small,wild hunters that can survive in some...

Inspiration Pinterest Board

Inspiration comes to me in many forms but once it strikes I sometimes use Pinterest as a tool to keep it alive. I’m not a huge social media buff mostly because I lose patience. However, I have found Pinterest to be a little more my cup of tea. Lately, I have...

Ink Drawings on Brown Paper

For about two years now I have been enjoying the use of my Steadler pens on a small square Bee paper drawing pad. They are small enough to take with me everywhere! My studio literally becomes where ever I am. I have used this flexibility of space as a means to bring...

Sneak Peek of My New Direction

Just a quickie post today. I have had my nose to the grind stone painting up a storm! Here are some snap shots of where I am going. The name “Animal Head” keeps playing in my head as I paint. I’m thinking a series my happen! Enjoy! And keep a look...

Watershed Gallery Interview by Eugene Weekly

This is a little article I wanted to share written by the Eugene Weekly. They are talking to the owner of the Watershed Gallery here in Eugene. I went in and spoke to this warm hearted woman a few weeks back myself. After meeting her and seeing her space I found I...

Giclee Prints vs. Photographic Prints

Giclee Prints vs. Chromogenic Print Photo The word giclee is derived from the french word for nozel and spray and is pronounced jee-clay. Giclee prints come from a special inkjet printer which sprays the archival quality inks instead of using a dot matrix. This spray...

A New Banksy! Those lucky Folkstone residents.

This guy cracks me up! Read the short three paragraph article for details on this latest mural. I just want to giggle a little myself at the plexi-glass cover and the security guard watching the mural. I guess its my dry sense of humor but I love irony. To think I was...

Etsy Store Autumn SALE!

I decided to have my first ever sale in my Etsy shop to celebrate the changing of the season. From now until the end of October use the coupon code: GIMMEMORE to get free shipping on any purchase over $30. Stop on by I have lots of new art and prints available and...

Giving Away Art for the Love of Sharing Art!

I came across this little video on the internets about a former Steelers Running Back Baron Bach creating and giving away his art. What really hit me was how much he thought it through before he started. Each piece is unique, beautiful and on a piece of unstretched...

Watercolor and birds

It looks like this is the Summer of watercolor for me! It’s really surprising since I always had a little prejudice against watercolor, imagining ruffly doilies and pink roses and other old lady things (much appologies to ladies who do like those things, its...

Practice with the Human Form

Lately, I have been more interested in using the human form in my art. I am not really sure why as of yet but hey I go with it. When the muse speaks I listen. In light of that, I decided I could use a little practice for I have grown rather rusty! Thanks to an old...

New small oil painting, “Sun” Completed!

A few weeks ago I got my butt back into the studio and started painting. It must have been the right decision because the resulting painting came out super easy and smooth. Sometimes…just sometimes, that happens!  This will be the first of two paintings. This...

Oil Spill an Oil Painting on Linen

I have this 3 foot by 4 foot painting hanging in a prominent place in my living room. After my show “Contrasts” last year the painting was placed in storage at my parents house. The logistics on moving large paintings of which there was a few of in that...

Practice w/ gouache, painting my singing bowl

I love shiny things… particularly to paint. They make such interesting reflections and layers. Last weekend I decided I needed exercise my art muscle and paint a simple still life. So I turned Star Trek OG on Netflix and got to painting my singing bowl. It...