So many of the master paintings I love have beautiful gray tones in them. Some colors are hard to name, they look a little brownish, or reddish or purplish but they are difficult to describe. These are the gray tones and they can really make a subtle and beautiful painting.Read More
Have you visited the Burkholder Gallery in Lincoln? If you are an art lover, it is definitely worth a visit. There are three floors of art - landscape, abstract, still life, wildlife, sculpture, photography - something for everyone. The owner, Anne Burkholder, is a beautiful artist and has been painting Nebraska landscapes for many years, and she is celebrating her 30th year in business, something to celebrate!Read More
Have you visited the Crane Trust Gallery near Grand Island, Nebraska? It is a beautiful space with a wide variety of nature related art. Crane season is coming up in March, it would be a great opportunity to visit if you have never been.
I delivered a few new pieces to the gallery there yesterday, my heart is full! Here are a few of them.Read More
Gary and I have been invited to participate in a group show at the Noyes Gallery this Friday, February 2nd, 2018, from 6-9 in conjunction with Lincoln's First Friday Art Walk event. We are excited!Read More
This month I’m starting a series on a subject I really love and that is learning from the masters. Since I don’t have formal art training, I have spent a lot of time viewing and thinking about the beautiful work that has been created before us.Read More
The end of the year is here. Many might wax and wane about water under the bridge, regrets, missed opportunities, changes to be made, etc. I drill down on those topics, too (a little too much) but there’s always another side right? The side of possibility, hope, light, and vision.Read More
Taking Stock and Looking Ahead
We are drawing close to the end of the year. Sometimes it is a good time to step back and take a look at where you have traveled during the year and where you are headed as we turn the corner.
Here are some questions to help you process. Grab a cuppa. And your favorite pencil. Enjoy. I'm with you all the way.Read More
I love an atmospheric landscape and this piece, Winter Creek, was started with that in mind. My inspiration photo was taken on a cold morning last winter as my husband and I were cruising the back roads of Custer County.Read More
What To Buy for the Artist In Your Life
It’s that time of year when we are all thinking of gifts and giving so I polled my FB friends to gather gift ideas for artists. Thanks to all my friends who pitched in with ideas!Read More
Art Gift Delivery
I am happy to announce a new service for people who would enjoy sending or receiving a little piece of Nebraska as a gift. The service is called Art Gift Delivery and this is how it works.Read More
You are invited to the Kaleidoscope of Art at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney. It is happening next weekend, November 4-5, 2017 from 11-5 both days.
I will be taking many small, affordable paintings as well as a bunch of small vintage barn paintings...and a few handmade journals. It will be a festive event, good fun for all.Read More
We just returned from a visit east to North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Beautiful country it is. Our destination in West Virginia was an area with an old steam engine that billows steam and smoke to the photographer’s delight.Read More
I always like to read people’s lists of favorites whether it be books, or household items or food or whatever. So I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things of late. Some are art related, some are just life.Read More
I visited the library a few days ago in search of a landscape painting book by Edgar Payne. I hit a dead end with that book but in perusing the art section I found a couple other books to check out, one of which is all about the rituals of art. It is titled Daily Rituals: How Artists Work edited by Mason Currey. It is an interesting compilation of descriptions of daily routines of well-known artists such as Mozart, Beethoven, Hemingway, Updike, Einstein and the like.Read More
How do you find your subject matter to paint? For me, it is my camera, whether driving down the road and snapping photos with my iPhone, or driving the backroads on foggy mornings with my big girl Nikon. I usually take shots of anything to which I am drawn. Many of them go into the trash bin, but I have found several keepers through the years using this method.Read More