'AUTUMN ON THE COAST' COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE. Unlike many of my friends, fall is not my favorite season. Mid-September my friend Susan puts on a cozy sweater and heads to Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Buys an rusty-orange mum, and those little squash things that look like baby pumpkins. Gets a candle named ‘Cinnamon Bun' or 'Pumpkin … Continue reading Autumn on the Coast
NEW COLLECTION: 'SEASONS' I gravitate to the color blue. I guess because blue reminds me of the ocean. That, and I paint a lot of landscapes. I paint the sky and then I keep painting blue. I love a beautiful sunset but I struggle with using orange. It reminds me too much of a bright orange sunset painted on black … Continue reading It’s a little uncomfortable…
I do like this latest collection just released in August: 'Palm Trees'. It was a new subject for me, which was challenging but really fun to paint, and I am happy with the way they turned out. However, it's time to move on from painting palm trees. I'm not ready for pumpkin spice latte yet, … Continue reading What’s next?
The idea was to paint this series based on Palm Springs. I visited there years ago on a family vacation. Probably in a station wagon. Stopped at Hoover Dam, Hollywood, Disneyland and then couldn't wait to swim in the hotel pool in Palm Springs. Most likely a Holiday Inn if there was one. If we were lucky, a ' Holidome'. … Continue reading The thing about palm trees…
I postponed the 'Beach Days' collection to add a couple of larger pieces. The paint is still wet (not really) but they'll be ready to go in my online shop for Earth Day, this Saturday, April 22 at 10 am. Here's the link to the story behind the collection. Ten new pieces, sized from 8 … Continue reading New Collection available on Saturday
Do you vacation at the beach? Here in the Carolinas many people do, whether for a weekend, a week, or a summer. I love the new routine that falls into place after a couple of days. It often begins with a walk on the BEACH, collecting seashells or just enjoying the sight of the sun low over the water. … Continue reading New Collection: ‘Beach Days’
What I like most about artists is most of them love to get together to talk about art, materials, inspiration, or struggles with the canvas. 2017 has already brought me the opportunity to collaborate with other artists to sell my work. I've met the warmest, most genuine people, whether art lovers or artists, designers, or … Continue reading Charlotte Beaux Arts Show
Hello friends, My new collection "A COLOR STORY" is available on Monday, February 6 at 10 am. Blog followers and newsletter subscribers may preview and shop the new collection in my SHOP during the Super Bowl on Sunday night. New work will 'pop up' in my shop throughout the evening. Go to your Super Bowl … Continue reading Preview and Shop New Collection: A COLOR STORY
A new collection of ten new originals 'A Color Story' will be available on my website on Monday. This series will include coastal abstracts and florals in various sizes. 'I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.' Georgia O'Keeffe SaveSave
My plan was to base this series on a place. The 'Coast of Carolina' series. It sort of is. But my hand kept painting flowers in between the coastal abstracts. During the grey days of January, flowers make me happy. I wanted to try painting softer, more feminine color palettes and quit painting everything blue. … Continue reading It’s really a color story.