Plein Air Report

I have a goal to do a lot more plein air work, so I’ve been making the effort to do so. It helps a lot that where I live is just crammed with great scenes to paint. My walking partner lives in a subdivision that is sparsely populated and further out of town. This makes…

The GrandEst* Thing

At the beginning of June I spent several days with the Grandchildren. Their parents were off on a ministry trip. We had so much fun! I try to make some kind of art with them every time we are together. They are getting old enough now that they can participate without concern of major messy…

Tomato Serendipity

ser·en·dip·i·ty/ˌserənˈdipədē/Learn to pronouncenoun the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Tomatoes used to be my favorite food, and they haven’t dropped down the list all that far in the passing years. So when I saw these at the farmer’s market, I knew I wanted to paint them. I…

A Light Shines Through It

Certain pieces are starting to exhibit the characteristics that I’ve always hoped for in my paintings. The quality of light that I delight in, especially glowing or dappled light, is becoming slowly possible and even evident. A Light Shines Through It is one of those pieces that comes close to touching my heart with that…

New Studio and Update

Hi everyone! It’s great to be back. As you may have heard, I have been in the process of downsizing, selling my house, and moving in with my parents. The reasons are many, not the least of which is that they are very elderly and have multiple health issues. Some of the process was heart-wrenching,…

Girault Pastels Review

Finally made another video. Up on the channel now is a video made to share my first reactions to Girault Pastels. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 175 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Gerbera Nostalgia

If you follow me, you know that, for reasons best known to the Creator, painting flowers is a super power for me. I don’t mean that I’m all THAT as far as painting flowers go, but that it is one of my strengths, one of the subjects that seem to communicate better than any other…

Winter Dream

I’ve never really lived where there was lots of snow. Well, ok, for one winter I lived in North Texas. So I’ve experienced enough of snow to know it’s not always beautiful. But the rest of my life I’ve lived where snow was a rare treat if we saw any at all. I’m a sucker,…