The 'Wanderlust' collection is now available in my online shop. It was inspired by my love of travel and how it broadens our perspective. It takes me on a journey from coastal Carolina to the PCH. At least on canvas...Here are the details behind the inspiration. It's sort of different for me. Do I always … Continue reading ‘WANDERLUST’ Collection available
INSPIRATION FOR MY NEXT COLLECTION: 'WANDERLUST'. 'PLACES'. 'COAST TO COAST'. Or something like that. Available in March. When I travel I always bring something home with me. No, not a Christmas ornament, a t-shirt or a cookbook (which often I do). I mean an INTENTION, a new way of looking at the world, and a realization … Continue reading ‘WANDERLUST’
Daily painting for the '30 in 30' challenge. This one is experimental. I've never painted with acrylics on paper, but once it's gessoed, it has a similar feel. The goal is to paint some small paintings on paper, so that I can paint anywhere. I'm experimenting with watercolor and gouache, and pastels too. That's going … Continue reading Daily Painting
Twice a year, artist Leslie Saeta, hosts a 30 paintings in 30 day challenge. You may also be participating? For me, it's mostly a way to create DEADLINES for myself, produce a larger body of work, and maybe even PLAY a little. It helps to get back into the ROUTINE of painting after the holidays. … Continue reading Almost Daily Painting
Around here everyone has a hurricane story. Here’s mine..
"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceness as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh I'm 'flip-flopping' collections and releasing 'COASTAL HOLIDAY' on December 1 instead. There are more 'small-size, perfect for giving' pieces … Continue reading Coastal Holiday Collection
The new collection: 'Kindness of Strangers' will be available on Friday, December 1. In the meantime, here's a lock-screen wallpaper for your iPhone6 or your iPad.
'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?