Back in Black

No, I’m not talking about the AC/DC song. When I have been on a painting break for a bit for any reason, once I am back to painting, I say I am “back in black.” This is because for so long I tended to wear black t-shirts while painting. It is just a...

Fuzzy Socks

But sometimes work gets put on hold… Yeah. All last week I was sick. What I originally thought was just an annoying cold turned into a monster that stopped me in my tracks for a bit. (Not covid, thank goodness) But the doc loaded me up on drugs anyway. Tea and...

Feeling Preppy

So now it is time to get to work. Last week I talked about the need to just get working. This week I want to chat on what that means to me. Some days I have the day stretched out ahead of me with time set up to work. (ah, lovely!) I am in the mood to create, but I...

Fortune

“… and we never failed to fail, it was the easiest thing to do.” – Crosby, Stills and Nash This note above was from a fortune cookie many years ago. It struck a chord with me. The ring so very, very loud. I had it sitting on my windowsill in my...

Studio Treasures

This is the only thing I have that belonged to my grandfather. I have used this large, heavy screwdriver for many things over the years including to lift the lids off of the tops of latex paint cans when I used to paint murals. (in another life) It has many colors all...

Lessons on Light From a Ladder

The biggest weapon an artist has is observation. As a painter, I am naturally curious about the world around me, so I am always aware of light and how it acts. The beauty of it in transitions and in fluctuations. And the most significant thing I have learned is that...