Sunday, February 8, 2015

Lines on Lines

Life suggests that there are more important things to do than my doodles. Life is, of course, right and wrong. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Who's it for?

Promarker and Ink

My friend was being helpful. She flipped through my sketchbook (something I rarely let people do) and looked up at me and said, "Who's it for?"

I often ask myself who I make the art for, who's my audience? It's another way of asking 'why do you make art?' Implied in all of the versions of these questions is -- 'why create it if you aren't trying to sell it?'

The truth is I'm not one of those artists who will say I only make things because I am inspired and feel compelled to create. It's true, I do often create just because, but I can't deny that part of my making is social. I want other people to see what I've made, to own it for themselves, to enjoy what I've created. Sometimes I need to be compensated for it (art is expensive) other times I need to just give it away. 

When I am in an inspiration slump I ask myself 'who's it for?' Most times that get me going. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

On the Easel...The

It was nice to get back to the acrylics.
I've been away from my acrylics for a while. It was nice to get some time to paint today. My studio is a mess. Funny, I haven't been able to work in the room and the rroom has gotten more cluttered. Go figure. 

I love my markers. Watercolor and ink speak to me. But acrylic paints are my first love. 

Here's my latest painting. She's a multilayered reworking of a painting gone wrong. I still have a lot to do to finish her, but I love the way she's turning out. 

I look forward to more time at the easel and sharing more paintings soon. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Marker Mixed Media! Eureka!

After taking a month off to let my tendons rest -- I am happy to report that I can get back to work! I'm obsessed with my Letraset ProMarkers.

Stay tuned for new work!

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Inspired by my kiddo. Mother's Day 2014

I don't usually draw happy, smiley people but my kiddo requested a Mother-Daughter painting and I can't help but smile when I think of her and how wonderful she is.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Slowly But Surely

Watercolor and ink. WIP. 

I really want to be painting with acrylics and on a large scale, but my thumb still isn't better. But never fear, I can hold a pen! So, I've started on a new series. Using watercolor washes and inks, these new pieces are really speaking to me. I am excited about exploring with inks. I can't wait until my arm and hand are 100 percent so I can try out the ink with the large scale painting. 

There will be new prints in the shop in the next week or so. Hopefully, I'll have a few of these new pieces finishes to offer.