In All That’s Fair

I’ve never lived in an area where peonies grow well. Since the day I learned of them, though, I’ve known I would love them. I’ve never had any peonies given to me or bought any. Until this last week. I’d heard they had some at the local grocery. I needed some groceries anyway and looked…

Circle Dance Joy Dust

Inspiration from the Bob Burridge dance challenge continues. I had wanted to fill out the series with at least five, but I haven’t had another idea for the next one yet. I’d love ideas., so please comment! I have done some folk dance, and especially I have taught it to students in elementary grades. It’s…

Does Art Have To Have Meaning?

So during the hardest part of quarantine for me, I spent time watching random YouTube videos. Eventually I decided to watch some art videos (of course!). Since I have zero background in art I figured it would be a good idea to start learning about some of the past pastel masters (see what I did…

Early Light

My friend and art buddy Kathy and I decided to get out very early this morning and catch the light on an accessible creek bed for a plein air outing. Plein air just means outdoors, but some people even consider it plein air if they are indoors but painting from life. Kathy had spotted this…

Soup

My art buddy is posting informational and funny articles on art history on her blog. Check it out! Anyone Care for Soup? Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 118 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

To Human Is To Dance (plus videos)

I have had a lot of fun lately with a challenge from Bob Burridge (www.robertburridge.com). Bob is a painter who works in acrylic and has a very engaging and fun way of encouraging you to loosen up. Many of his techniques are able to be modified for pastel. He has issued a challenge for people…

Face Masks

Catching Up

My friends, it’s been weird. I’ll be posting more frequently for a week or so to catch up. Before I get started, though, I want to show you something that’s available in my Zazzle store that might benefit you if you are going to need to continue to wear masks in public. The cow and…

Paintings at Home

My gallery is closed at this time, but I still have a huge selection of paintings here at home. Here’s a quick and dirty show and tell. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 118 other subscribers Email Address…