Happiest new year to you dear reader!
This piece, Prairie Marsh, started a few days ago in the wee hours of the morning when I couldn't sleep, you know how that is. I think it was 4:00 in the morning. Those morning hours are good to me.Read More
Here is another master painting study, a work by John Frederick Kensett titled Mountain Lake.
Kensett was a member of the second generation of the Hudson River School of artists. His work is associated with the American Art style of Luminism. I love this style of painting (along with Tonalism) and I look forward to painting more and applying what I am learning to my new pieces for 2017.Read More
Wow, this portrait was a real challenge and I am happy to have time to study and practice the work of Robert Henri. Look at his masterful brush strokes, especially the important details of the eyes. Amazing.Read More
This is a beautiful work, Home At Montclair, by master artist George Inness, the second in a series of painting with the masters I am sharing on the blog. Here is a link to the first one by Sanford Robinson Gifford.Read More
We just finished a great three day workshop with artist Todd Williams. The class was sponsored by our art club, the Arrow Artists, Inc. We had 16 participants from across Nebraska and two from Colorado.Read More
We just returned from some wanderings up north through the beautiful fall colors of Wisconsin and Michigan. And yes, I did forget my hair brush and ..... delightfully..... it didn't really matter.Read More
I have been listening to the Savvy Painter podcast on my 4 hour drives to see the littles. Have you heard of it? It is well worth your time. Host Antrese Wood skillfully interviews accomplished painters about how they got started painting, their views on painting and the artist’s life, and other really interesting topics.Read More
I'm excited to be showing art (along with husband photographer Gary Cole) at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Brownville the month of October. The show opening will be 6:00pm-7:00pm, Friday evening, October 7th.Read More
I read a really good article yesterday by Nik Ripken about how we (Western believers) want to rescue our brothers and sisters who are suffering persecution. It is somehow as if we (collectively as a society) want to alleviate suffering firstly for ourselves and then for others in the perimeters of our lives. We believe it is the good, the best, the right, that people would not be allowed to suffer. And who could argue that?Read More
My favorite birthday gift of all is this beautiful ballerina sculpture, I call her my chubby ballerina.
I loved her the minute I saw her. I was with my daughter for a girl’s day, I think we were skittering around Village Pointe in Omaha. We admired her for a bit and went on our way. So my daughter who doesn’t miss a thing, later went back to purchase this beauty for my birthday.Read More
SOLD. This piece of our town went to the most loving home of my friend, Deb. I am beyond thrilled that it will receive the kindest love and care. Hooray!
I have been working on other pieces in this series. Here is one of the windmills that serve as a landmark for our town. It is called Wind Poets - 18 x 24 on a wood panel.Read More