I’ve worked with a couple of real estate agents to hold open their listings and fill the walls with original art. It helps the artists, the agent and the owners. If you’re lucky, you get a call-back or two and, in my case, sell work to people who contact you after the event. A win-win-win-win […]
My favorite art blogger, writer, art collector, Michael Corbin, wrote in his latest blog “… art isn’t and shouldn’t always be about “Pleasantville.” It shouldn’t always soothe and coddle us. It SHOULD stir and challenge us. If you didn’t scratch your head at least once during an art museum visit, either the art wasn’t doing […]
Living one block from the pounding, thumping and beeping noises of a new high rise condo construction site apparently has worked its way deep into my core. It’s been going on for so long that I don’t really remember when it began. It’s stimulating in a ceaseless, annoying sort of way, knowing that another fabulous […]
I cruised aboard a sailboat for two years in the Bahamas and western Europe. Painting proved impossible so I consciously focused on photographing subject matter for later compositions. I learned that photographs of stunning detailed beauty such as ivy covered walls, were more beautiful if left as a photograph. Detailed realism in a painting […]
I’m still working with the new medium of water soluble oils. This large 40 x 40 oil on canvas has a depth that would be difficult to achieve with acrylics. Not impossible, but difficult. I’m frustrated, but will finish the oil series when the paint runs out ( maybe two more large paintings) and […]
I recently joined this online gallery and will be uploading more images in the next few days. Harn has a “look” about it that is clean, contemporary and very professional. I think you will enjoy taking a look at their artists on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/harngallery and on their gallery website where they’ve posted my […]
My previous post mentioned that I was working on the first in a series in a new style and new medium. Here I’ve posted the finished painting and the two photographs that I used to build the composition. Future paintings in the series will be more expressionistic, but even from the beginning this […]
The Scarfone Gallery at University of Tampa’s campus was a glamorous venue for the annual fundraiser to support women artists. It’s one of those galleries that makes an artist feel that surely she must have “emerged” to be exhibiting there. Red dots (sold!) started popping up on artwork and artist-made silk scarves, jewelry, clothing […]
Determined to push myself to complete a “body of work” in the same style in order to grow my skills and ability to focus long enough to improve my work, I decided to do a series of paintings that would push me somewhat in the style of my current favorite artist, Alex Kanevsky. I’ve also […]
Three of my paintings have been selected to hang with some of the best female artists in Florida for this prestigious event. We are all required to offer one piece for $250 or less, so paintings will be flying off the walls! Come join us for this fun night.
This is one of the many paintings that led me along without my knowing for a while what it would be. Not wanting to waste even a bit of paint, I often use paint left on my palette from that day’s work to cover a new canvas. I work better on a painted surface than […]
This year’s juried exhibit sponsored by Pat Jennings, owner of The Art Supply Store in St. Petersburg, was held at The Studio@620 again and I just want to say thanks to everybody who came out for the show. Pictured with me and my “Blue Nude” painting is friend Susan Howard who is one of the […]
I came across this early watercolor that I painted while In Ireland in a workshop. The photo has very poor resolution and the painting sold long ago, so I’m stuck with an image that won’t be good for prints, but could be used for greeting cards or at least a nice memory. As I looked, […]
Don’t be intimidated by watercolor painting. Yes, it’s more difficult in many ways because it’s not as forgiving as a medium that you can just paint over and cover, but a watercolor painting will do a lot of the work for you if you just take a deep breath and rejoice in the “happy mistakes”. […]
“Anticipation” pushes the envelope with its near-middle horizontal composition, but I added a dark area at right and below the black “ribbon” to weight it down. I like the smoothness of the hardboard surface and better blending possibilities. Yet another direction to explore!