Are you ready for summer? May is always so hectic for most people, especially moms. My younger son is graduating from high school and my older son is already home from college for the summer. Mother's Day. Graduation. Three art shows. All good stuff. Just a few more weeks of crazy, and I'm ready to … Continue reading ‘The Water’ Collection
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…