Drawing … a retrospective?

Oh that title is intense! This is not a retrospective – but maybe it is step one to a retrospective … It’s been a full ten years since I discovered drawing and I realize, this morning, how very lucky I am to have this anniversary in my head.  So many artists have always been artists…

Packing a Painting – How I do.

I sold a painting!!  Oh man, that’s so fun.  A kind of validation I don’t live for but it’s a really lovely feeling.  I thought I’d do a post about how I pack paintings.  It’s a nice reference to have for potential buyers and, frankly, I was hesitant to sell paintings because I wasn’t quite…

Color Me 2022 is ALIVE!

Good morning all my beautiful people!  It’s been a long time coming and things around here have been hopping … but Color Me 2022 is now available for pre-order! I’m doing a limited run as I really REALLY don’t love keeping a stock of things in my house, so orders will be open only until…

Hellraiser Lampshade – A Spooky Journey

First of all, I love the shit out of this shade.  The design has always been stellar and really, this is just well executed mimicry – which I’m pretty darned good at. The real artistry here, for me, was the India Ink color wash and the damned tenacity.  It took time … LOTS of time….

Ebony – A Journey

Begun 01/03/2022 – Finished 09/05/2022 It all started with another large canvas, and a penchant for peachy pinks – which is not particularly normal for me. The whole goal was to use these stencils, which I’d snagged off Amazon for a bunch of nothing just to see where they could take me.  I had some…

Lampshade #2 – A Journey

I’m back with another lampshade!!   So the first lampshade went really well and I’d gotten my hands on these lovely bell shades at goodwill for $3 a pop and wanted to try my hand.  These shades are all fabric, no ‘plastic-ish’ lining to work with so I was unsure how it would go.  It…

Alito – A Journey

Good morning and welcome to the Saturday after Roe v. Wade was overturned.  I find myself walking a fine line between desolation and rage … so I thought I would sit here for a few moments and catch y’all up on what I’ve been working on in the studio. (Boy it’s hard to focus on…

Lampshade – An Experiment

At the beginning of April I decided to quit smoking…. now, lots of you probably didn’t know I smoked, because I kept it pretty darned secret.  Some of you may know that I used to smoke, because I did and then I quit for a LONG time and then the pandemic approached and the world…

Lino Print with OIL PAINT Experiment

So, I was (and am) very pleased with how the first linocut prints went but I gotta tell you… I don’t love the ink I have.  It seems to be the standard that most everyone recommends but it’s just a pile of yuk to work with.  Dries quickly, textured and smudges even after dry until…

Lino Print Experiment

A few months ago I’d declared I wanted to try some new things.  I’ve dabbled at focusing on anatomy and have looked at some air dry clay … but I really wanted to carve.  With the support of my amazing Patrons here (thank you!) I was able to invest in all the things for Lino…