February 15, 2019

When I was 19 I had low self esteem and was afraid of life ahead of me. I am 56 and I see now a different perspective.  When the student is ready, the teacher will emerge. I know I have become a beacon as people approach me on their terms and I see what transpires.

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August 10, 2018

* Below this post is an update that is most fortunate.

Deviate from the norm will be punished unless it is exploitable.  – and there is a picture of little Rudolf the Reindeer.  Nobody liked him until they could use his special talents, and then they loved him.

I ha...

May 4, 2018

I have been given the blessing to help other artists to advance in their personal growth and it is one that I take with great seriousness because I see it like a gardener with a new vulnerable seed.  This has brought me to this topic.

Time and again throughout...

May 4, 2018

Artists are just people who are scratching away to try to make their place in this world like anyone else.  Somewhere in our learning we get the idea that if there is less competition, then there is more room for our work to be represented.  This is something that sits...

March 22, 2017

Last year, I wooorked so hard, and got beat up and some most cherished people passed away and I lost and lost and lost.  Depressed and discouraged, no matter how much I tried to pump sunshine up my butt with positive words, meditation, talks with well meaning friends a...

March 16, 2016

What does it feel like to complete a painting?  Anxiety, pure and simple. The same kind of anxiety as what I start with.

 

A painting is completed when I can't stand fiddling with it anymore.  When it drives me nuts and I tend to start wrecking it more than I do improvin...

March 16, 2016

So what is happening here?  I leave after 3 hours of frustration.  I feel like I have done nothing but ruined the piece and will have to go back and fix it all later. I KNOW this is not true.  I KNOW this is my learning day and the day that I have challenged myself and...

March 16, 2016

I get asked this type of question many times in a year and I am surprised at how many times it is preceived incorrectly, so I thought I would do a mini documentary of the interesting parts of what the artistic process is like.  Without further ado, this is the last few...

February 9, 2016

What kind of artist will I be?  That might be obvious, by the looks of my paintings that I am a realistic painter, but truthfully, I aspire to lean towards abstract.  Let me explain my process.

 

When I first started to paint, and I think, many beginner artists are...

February 5, 2016

A blank canvas stands before you.  An idea, picture or drawing is off to the side, painting tools await your command, and tubes of paint are sitting in a pile to be called out for action.  What to do?  Color can make or break your design, intent and harmony.  Some arti...

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