Paint Palette Review

Paint Palette Review

I want to take some time this year and share a few things I've learned.  And the first thing on my agenda is palettes. I have experimented with a few different ones and would like to share my thoughts. The first one was a standard plastic palette. I call it my Bob Ross palette. It [...]

Artisan Alley, DeLand

Artisan Alley, DeLand

For the past six months I’ve been setting up at the DeLand Farmer’s Market one Friday per month. If you’ve not been there, it’s worth the trip. Artisan Alley is filled with local artisans on Friday nights. I’ve seen some unique creations such as homemade dog biscuits, jewelry, soap and bat boxes. Families dine in [...]

Wasted Weekend…kinda

Wasted Weekend…kinda

Have you ever had one of those weekends where you just didn't get as much done as you thought you were going to? Well, I just had one of those weekends. I had plans to fix some clothes, fix some paintings, varnish paintings, print invitations and get them in the mail and clean my house. [...]

Recording Paintings…or trying to

Recording Paintings…or trying to

Over the past month or more I've been attempting to record videos of my paintings.  I've had a few requests for videos and it helps me to have a record of the painting process in case I need to refer to it later.  I have to tell you, there are a lot of free video [...]

First Surf Day of the Season

First Surf Day of the Season

Two weekends ago, I made my first trip out to the beach for this year.  The waves were small but we found a bump all the way down at the inlet in New Smyrna Beach.  I'm not sure what to blame but I had a pretty bad day.  It's the first time I wasn't able [...]

Welcome to My First Art Show

Welcome to My First Art Show

In January, I was blessed with the opportunity to show my artwork at a local gallery.  In Longwood, there's a small warehouse that houses the Kaleidoscope Gallery and Venue for the Arts.  This was a lovely opportunity to get the first show jitters out of my system. The week prior to the show, I dropped [...]

Star of Wonder

Star of Wonder

I had a new experience with my painting in December.  I had a pretty clear vision in my head about what I wanted to paint.  I wanted a large modern looking Nativity scene to hang up next to my Christmas tree.  I figured I would enjoy it for the holiday and then paint over it [...]