tell your cat I said “psssst”

I am really digging the pet portraits, especially when I know how much a friend loved their little furry Murray. This is Sam. Sam was a hairy beast and I love that for him. I also love that for the extra textures I could try out on this rug hooking. The base is monks clothContinue reading “tell your cat I said “psssst””

Sometimes, it’s a long process

I started this painting about 2 years ago and just don’t get into my studio too often for many reasons including chronic pain, it’s super cold/hot in there, and there’s too much on my mind to commit the time. But when I do I truly love the process. When I get some capital to spend,Continue reading “Sometimes, it’s a long process”

Getting Through Working Through

 I like to think that paintings don’t have to be done when you think they’re done (and certainly not when you want them to be done). This painting started last summer and I thought that it ended last summer but when I took it out recently, I knew it needed more. …Going back to lastContinue reading “Getting Through Working Through”

Lightning Stage

Stage 6: Lightning Phase Really liking the lines in the previous stage, I decided to focus on that section. Boy, was that torturous. I didn’t have the right motivation to even be in the studio and my head just wasn’t working but I kept painting and rubbed the oil sticks all over that damn canvas.Continue reading “Lightning Stage”

Moving right along

4th studio session of new painting Sometimes it’s hard to get into the studio. I don’t mean like “I have too much to do” or “There’s no inspiration” or “There’s a truck in the way and it’s on fire.” But there are often other obstacles that I am not in control of. If I haveContinue reading “Moving right along”

See how it goes…

New painting in progress– I thought I’d photograph it at the end of each session because I’m always fascinated with the layers and evolution of a painting. This is an oil on linen and is 50×60″ which is a very large piece for me. In the beginning of a painting, I usually have no ideaContinue reading “See how it goes…”

Tons of tiny fun!

Sketches 1 and 2, oil on Arches paper, approx 9″ x 6″ paper size While I’m painting larger pieces in the studio, I like to work out my ideas on a smaller scale to sort through my palette, composition, and drawing. This time, I took some Arches watercolor paper, taped it up, and gessoed theContinue reading “Tons of tiny fun!”