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 [...]
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 [...]
The past few weeks, I've been working on a painting commissioned by my hair stylist. I've been sharing picture of my paintings with her since I picked my brushes up again. She's been very encouraging and I'm excited to see the finished product displayed in her shop when the painting is complete. I've been considering [...]
One of my artistic goals is to have a booth in some local art festivals. In an attempt to get an idea of what supplies need, I'm visiting a few local festivals and taking notes.
Roses are a beautiful and complex flower. Their aroma is divine. It's difficult to hold a rose and not put it up to my face and inhale the sweet scent. Rose petals are velvety soft to the touch. The soft, swirling layers of petals are exceptional at drawing us in. It can be difficult to [...]
Today I'm sharing with you my love of the painting process. You may have noticed, if you are on my Facebook or Instagram pages, that I post pictures as I go. I'll start with what is called the under painting. Then, I'll add a layer for the background, sometimes it's the sky, ocean, mountains or [...]
I spent the month of July watercolor painting or at the very least, drawing daily. My hope was to learn how to use the medium and hopefully end up with a few treasured pieces. I believe that I've met both of those goals. I've learned that watercolor is a hard medium to work with. You [...]