Spring into Painting

Reviving Spring into Painting Lately I have been trying to get studio time.   Whether I am trying to visit my husband in hospice, or dealing with a number of insurance issues, it seems like spring into painting is what I need.   As many artists know, the...

Spring Melts

Often I wonder why I am so enamored of mirror reflections.   Coming from Colorado, I often watched the land go from a colorless, blank palate to spring vibrant with blue, yellow and emerald green.  It still feels like my soul wakes in the crisp cold air as winter...
Collecting Painting Jewels

Collecting Painting Jewels

Exactly, what do I mean by “collecting painting jewels?”   I’m talking about collecting original artworks as an investment. 1.  Art is in the eye of the beholder.  Right now the trend is about softer focus and abstract paintings.   However,...
Inspiring Artwork

Inspiring Artwork

Inspiring artwork is different for each individual.   Sometimes it is very hard to define, but certain artists have achieved the term “Greatness” mostly after they have died.   During their lifetime, nothing went right and some even committed suicide.  ...
When do paintings take the breath of life?

When do paintings take the breath of life?

When do paintings take the breath of life?   As I begin a painting, I usually have a nebulous idea of what I want to paint.   Having worked in a plein air environment for many years, I have the color scheme and general idea of composition in my mind.  However,...