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...

Fall goes to the Fair!

Fall goes to the Fair- HeatherCoen often will switch mediums after a long period using oils.   This switch occurred three weeks ago.   I got out a number of pastels that I had partially completed from plein air events (“Plein Air” simply means outdoors).  ...
Deep Seas The Art of Painting

Deep Seas The Art of Painting

The Art of painting began for me when I watched my mother sketch and design with watercolor.   I have never been proficient in that medium but have always loved oils.   It took me many years and much patience to get through the hundred miles of canvas so that I can...
Reaching a place of Soul Painting

Reaching a place of Soul Painting

Reaching a place of soul painting is a gift.    In a recent interview Bill Gates was quoted in Rolling Stones Magazine as saying: “The mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there’s no scientific explanation of how it came...
Pacific Coast Paintings

Pacific Coast Paintings

Many years ago I did a number of pacific coast paintings. At that time Don Foster was publishing a number of books to instruct palate knife artists.   Interesting as they were, palate knife takes much practice and a very gentle hand to make the paint work into a wave,...
Wild Notes!  Painting with oils!

Wild Notes! Painting with oils!

I believe that if all of us would just reach out to one individual, one missions group or do something to help a neighbor or friend on a regular basis, the whole world would be a kinder, gentler place.   One of my efforts is to make dresses through “Dress a Girl...
Aspiring Aspens

Aspiring Aspens

I just started my “Aspiring Aspens” series.   Having basically white trucks, the subtle, yet colorful notches and imperfections in their trunks are hard to achieve in oil paint.  Distance is depicted by bluing and greying the backgrounds but it takes a...
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,...