Archives for June 2020

Welcome to Ground Hog Day

Some years ago I went through a period where a recurring element not only kept re-appearing in my paintings but would re-appear in pretty much the same location. It was utterly unconscious - and a bit disturbing - a glitch in the Matrix. It ... Read More...

A Representational Painters’ Manifesto

Quickly, in one sentence, what is representational painting? Keep it short. It’s not so easy, is it? Sure, we know what it is. We’ve been painting this way for years. There are over 3,500 of us in this organization and we have all ... Read More...

Intention vs. Inspiration

Early in the fall when life was humming along normally, I had some well-educated and well-connected women tour my studio. One of the women raised her hand to ask a question. She said, “I don’t know much about art, but I would like to know ... Read More...

Not motivated to paint? Tell your story.

The first couple of weeks were okay, right? In fact, you probably said, “Hey, I’m an artist! My life hasn’t changed that much, in fact, it’s better now that I don’t have to put on pants or go anywhere!” You painted every day in an ... Read More...

For Every Season

Eccl 3:5 a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing A time to paint, a time to cease painting For 7 weeks, my husband and I homeschooled and nurtured our two grandchildren, ages 4 and 7, while their mother recovered from ... Read More...