Dear Friends, March 6, 2018 Each year I choose a "Word to Accept". I've done this exercise since I started creating art over six years ago. Over these years, I have given a lot of thought to the choice of this short or long word. It seems like a simple thing....choose a word and get onto the next item on the agenda. But in actuality, it is like having a strategic plan; in art, in life, and in business. This one word encapsulates what I'm trying to achieve for a particular time frame....you could almost think of this word as a mantra. I start with five words. I mull them over in my mind over a span of weeks and gradually discard the words that do not resonate with me and I finally select what I believe to be the right word for the present time. The word I choose this year is "CREATE".
Dear Friends, January 30, 2018 My latest commission finally completed. "Beauty on Aberdeen, Medicine Hat", 42 x 30 inches. Medicine Hat Commission. When my husband came home from work last night and looked at the painting, he commented on how he liked the work and also mentioned he saw a large "X" on the bottom of the right-hand corner. I looked at the artwork again in complete surprise. "Well that's the reflection of the light hitting the door," I said.
Dear Friends, May 24, 2017 It`s been awhile since posting so I thought I would show-off my flower painting we will use in next weekend`s Acrylic Experimental Workshop. We will be reviewing many advantages of using Acrylic mediums and additives while painting. Once you understand the properties behind some of the mediums, it will open up a wide variety of ideas in your painting. If you have ever wanted to learn more about acrylics, this workshop will be for you.