Painting on a Grid

Painting on a Grid

I have always poo pooed the idea of using a grid to draw.   I’m not sure why… most likely because I don’t like the idea of it.  It just seems so structured, so joyless – like  measuring your food, or allocating a very specific $ amount for...
Painting on Panel

Painting on Panel

I just finished this painting of Steve & Schuylar at Halibut Point, backlit by the sunset.  The day I took this photo, there was a photography group there with their tripods and 3 foot long lenses capturing what I am sure were gorgeous images – as I bobbed...

Do I look fat in this?

So I am working on a new painting, and I ask my husband how it looks to him.  Full disclosure – I am very excited about his painting and think it’s awesome if I do say so.  He says, “looks good”.  Lower case is appropriate here – the...
things you know you can’t do

things you know you can’t do

In my early 30’s I worked at Reebok, and was surrounded by athletes – serious athletes.  For example, one of my colleagues(the irrepressible Greg Meyer)was the last American to win the Boston Marathon.  Somehow this obvious and logical hiring preference...

tiny art kits

An idea for traveling artists… or artists who don’t get to sit at a proper table & focus often enough(hello all of us!)… Assemble little packs of art stuff to have with you.  Like the crayons, paper, play dough and deck of cards you carry around for your...

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