The Princess and the Pea

I have had this book since I was very little… I can’t quite remember now who gave it to me, but it is one of those things that has followed me around from house to house and from age to age. I remember seeing it when I was a kid and then having it on my...

French to English

Recently a few people had reached out to me to say they loved my recent article in a new Pastel magazine, “The Art of Pastel.” After a few of these notices I was really confused. A recent article I wrote? So I did some research and found that an article I...

A Red Painting

One of my favorite paintings is the “Venetian Interior” by John Singer Sargent. It is part of the permanent collection at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Since I live only 20 minutes away I get to visit the original any time I want. So cool. A...

Blue and Yellow

These are the colors I am thinking about this week… More stories are coming out of Ukraine showing people losing their homes, their lives, being hanged and raped in their own country and women and children running to safety- all for no coherent reason other than greed...

Pastel 100

Lots of good stuff to share this week…. The Pastel Journal Magazine just came out and I am so happy to share that my painting, “Impact” has been included as an Honorable Mention in the Portrait category. This international competition publishes the top 100 images from...

Validation

My brain can get tangled…. A brilliant artist friend of mine recently sent me an article about composition and asked me what I thought about it. This artist friend is an ARC living master and a brilliant master of composition. We have lively conversations...