holding on to summer

Preppy pink and green are a happy color combination. Always a favorite of mine. I put focus on using cool colors to make things recede and warm colors to bring elements forward. I’m still not sure if that is the key, I read different opinions on this, but it...

pots and pots and pots of plants

This painting of Oxalis (Purple Shamrock / Love Plant) is from Chucha Olga’s plant collection. She likes plants. She actually loves plants. All kinds. They are everywhere at her home, inside and out. She plants seeds and also takes clippings of plants...

friends

Hallie Kohn is a wonderful artist and friend. We became fast friends through email but have never actually met. She is my art “pen pal.” She recently bought one of my paintings and wrote me this lovely note: Your original painting arrived to my home today...

the “in” crowd

I took a break from a larger commissioned piece I am working on to do a Daily Paintworks challenge. I’ve been itching to paint some cows lately. This was a perfect opportunity. I started it last night on a crazy bright pink ground and felt challenged with it. I...

artichoke

A friend mentioned an artichoke I painted a long, long time ago. I found my tiny painting, only 4″ square. It inspired me to try my hand at painting a larger version. This one is 20″ square. I’m really enjoying creating larger paintings. They are...

all in

Calm and focused. All in. I get overwhelmed so quickly when I wake up at 5am with goals that can’t possibly be accomplished. I can only do my best. I have been following along with gigiyogini 21 day Affirmation Instagram Celebration. I started it too late to...