What I’ve learned about art (and myself)

In the last six months, I’ve been on a creative journey. Here are the things I have learned through my creative resolution: Every time I sit down to paint, draw or create – whether it’s a success or failure – I learn something. Looking back at my lists of project ideas, helps me stay focused and completeContinue reading “What I’ve learned about art (and myself)”

Mixing Colors – acrylic painting

I decided to dedicate a few hours today to painting in acrylics. But, I wasn’t necessarily going to focus on my current painting, bike on the boardwalk. I came up with the idea of setting up a couple of canvases on my table and moving from one to another. This way when I inevitabley gotContinue reading “Mixing Colors – acrylic painting”

Irish Blessing pdf download and Citrasolv transfer info.

Download the Irish blessing pdf here: maytheroad and the mirror image here: maytheroadmirror. Visit my Etsy shop for printable coloring pages: downloadable clipart: and invitation borders: Order St. Patrick’s Day flair in my Zazzle shop! When I read about Citrasolv on a blog, I was very excited. The idea that I could design anything I wanted on the computerContinue reading “Irish Blessing pdf download and Citrasolv transfer info.”

Painting Sand

What color is sand? This is something I’ve been trying to figure out, since I first started painting the beach. I’ve had some successes and some failures. I’ve sat at the beach and wondered, what color is that? I think the challenge is, that sand is different colors, even on the same beach. The dryContinue reading “Painting Sand”

Revisiting Unfinished Projects

I came across several unfinished projects, while cleaning my office. I have a really hard time getting back into a project that I’ve abandoned. I think I’m afraid of ruining it. I forget where I was, and don’t even know where to start. One such project, is an acrylic version of a bike on the boardwalk.Continue reading “Revisiting Unfinished Projects”

A Bike on the Boardwalk

For a while, I kept meaning to paint a bike leaning on the railing of the boardwalk, with the beach in the background. Then Sandy hit and the boardwalk was destroyed. It is really strange for something that was always there to be gone. Obviously, my painting was of no priority amongst the Sandy damage.Continue reading “A Bike on the Boardwalk”

Filling the Sketch book

I plan on filling this sketch book. Although it is a bit daunting! I like saving all my old sketch books and looking through them. I even keep drawings that I am embarrassed by. They show me how far I’ve come. I look at old sketches with a fresh perspective and know what is “off.”Continue reading “Filling the Sketch book”