So one of the best things about pastel for me is finding out how to get those pesky little sticks to act the way I want them too. No easy task. For years I created things that weren’t quite right and I lost control of paintings along the way. Now, however, beyond...
When I was in 7th grade I had a crush on a boy on my bus. We were in the same grade and he always sat just ahead of me and had the most amazing blue eyes….. I don’t remember ever having a real conversation with him all through middle school or high school- he made me...
I have to say the painting I posted last week has been a different kind of painting for me. I was less interested in “perfect” color or even in a perfect rendering than I was in making a statement. It …»>
So the painting I posted last week went thought a bunch of stages. Here is the beginning of the painting… Unlike most pastellists, I like working on a white surface. Since I used to work in watercolor, I find a …»>
I love music. There are songs that for some reason or another go right through me. They can bring me right back to a certain age and what was going on in my life right then… I am not a musician, I was …»>
Nope, I am not talking about going anywhere… I am talking about how shapes can be put to use through design to travel around an image. A master? Norman Rockwell. Last week I came across this image on Facebook. It stopped me in my …»>
5 months ago I moved to an amazing little town 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. My location was deliberate. There are artists here. And as I have walked around town going to pilates, the grocery store and even while snacking at the …»>