Artist's Real Life

  • Self-imposed - self-released

    The March Project.  It sounded like a good idea on March 1, and it was.  Until it wasn't. It was a self-imposed discipline.  I needed some structur...
  • Changing perspective

    Change your perspective. Change your view. Not to worry.  I am not making a political statement. I am talking about art.  About today, walking to a...
  • It's not about that

    I walked into a shop today, a place where I worked several years ago, the place I fantasize as my backup escape plan to try to go back to if I deci...
  • Short and sweet

    It's Friday.  Stop.  Take an extra, calm, breath.  Or two.  Or ten. The world is ... challenging. To say the least. The world is ... still full of ...
  • Anticipating nostalgia

    Nostalgia: a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. How is it th...
  • Binoculars, please

    My former mother in law was an amateur birdwatcher. She was also fascinated by people. And she had this theory that if you ever wanted to get a clo...
  • Hole in the Sky

    When I began my daily blog commitment on March 1, it was with the intention of writing about some of my old paintings, with the hope it would inspi...
  • Tea time

    I need to write my blogposts earlier in the day.  When I will til 8:30 at night, like right now, I'm thinking I would much rather sit down with a c...
  • All that's left

    Not every painting is meant to be a masterpiece.  Some are simply painted for the fun of it. And others, to heal an inner wound that only the artis...
  • Beach Baby

    Ahhhh, beach baby.  This one's been around awhile.  And I've painted from the source photo several different sizes.

    At Chappy one time about 20 years...

  • Walk in the water

    It's a simple painting, really.  One I painted from a photograph many years ago, and sold sometime later. Two adolescent girls walking through the ...
  • Sneak peak

    Perhaps more intimidating than the stuck point midway through an artistic creation (if you read yesterday's blog post you know what I'm talking about.  If not, you may read it here) is when a new painting starts out so much better than expected.  I know that may sound like it doesn't make sense.  Here is why, at least for me.

    When a painting starts out poorly, there's a sense of ...