I suppose if you post a painting and immediately get an offer to purchase it, it’s safe to post on your blog, haha. I’m not bragging at all. It’s just that this painting is only my third attempt at abstract. The first one was a couple of years ago. Recently though, I’ve just felt like […]
This week I’ve been reworking a kitty Painting for a friend… Rewarding in so many ways; I learn so much! But a bit frustrating in that I’m still not satisfied that I’ve really caught the personality and look of this adorable furbaby. Which is why I’ll be sharing on video about how easy it is […]
Beware the Resistance! Steven Pressfield, in his book The War of Art, defines Resistance: Resistance cannot be seen, touched, heard, or smelled. But it can be felt. We experience it as an energy field radiating from a work-in-potential. It’s a repelling force. It’s negative. Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us […]
Daisies have always been my favorite flower. Their brightness, humbleness, and innocence are what attracts me to them. My very first attempt to paint them was also the very first time I attempted to paint with pastels. The results were… shall we say… somewhat deplorable. (As an interesting side note, my oldest daughter still has […]
Do you tend to obsess over things? I do. I think it’s a blessing as well as a curse of being a creative. Once I get an idea, or two, or three, it can really take over my brain. I’ve heard this referred to as monkey brain! I’d love to hear how you cope with […]
almost as soon as I began to enjoy painting I wanted to try to render these lovelies with pastel on paper.
This is a video I created for a friend who is just learning pastels
In order to make sure the pastels are secure and won’t shatter or tumble as the easel is moved or carried, they must be protected and padded.