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Working with my current travel set as I’m vacationing with family this weekend… So a much more limited palette than I’m used to. We are staying in an adorable little beach cottage that has been freshly painted and decorated in typical light blue and orange-peach. So delicious. This painting doesn’t have the grace of the…

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My daughter works in a bakery. I asked get to bring new one of the breads she baked today and I would paint it. Cranberry Pistachio bread, for your viewing pleasure. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 139…

One Small Next Step

I’m very excited to say that I have taken the next step in my art journey and my paintings are now displayed in a local member’s gallery! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 139 other subscribers Email Address…

6 of 30 Enjoyed twice!

I’ve heard it says that “She who sings prays twice”. Being a musician and vocalist I’ve always loved the thought behind that statement. But I’ve learned that there’s a sort of an artist’s version of that… Well, we’ll just say it vaguely relates. Or maybe it’s more like “have your cake and eat it too”!…

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Whew! I know now why this challenge is so good for artists! It’s really a challenge to keep up, and I can tell I’m going to paint things I’ve never tried before (it is not hard to find things to paint that I’ve never tried before… I’ve only been painting for three years). Today I…

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Many years ago my oldest daughter was in love with horses. At some point she needed boots, and of course, they had to be red boots. I can’t remember for sure but I think my mom found these for her. Now there is only this one boot left… No idea what happened to the other.…

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Several months ago I made a rare trip to the thrift store, where I spent $10 buying things like this little pot to paint. In a former life, I was a potter, so I am often captivated by the shape of different ceramic items, and this one suited my fancy. Subscribe to Blog via Email…

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This was a leaf, brought to me by my grandson after he and his family took a walk. He brought me a whole handful of them… Bittersweet, because it’s a first sign of fall even though we are still experiencing temperatures in the 100s here in Central Texas. I tried too hard to do something…

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As a part of a prize I recently won at a competition I received several trial pieces of UArt Dark. These, I imagined, would be perfect to begin my 30 in 30 challenge, so I taped them on a backing board ready to paint. Realizing that I am already behind for the challenge, I began…

Impulsivity and 30 in 30

Ok y’all. About a week ago I told my daughter who lives with me “Under no circumstances are you to allow me to commit to ANYTHING else this fall.” But… I just listened to the Artists Helping Artists podcast, which was on the subject of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. Leslie and Margaret…