Fresh Off The Easel

Fresh Off The Easel

I wanted to share with you some of this month’s efforts. And when I say “effort,” I mean this with all sincerity! I have wiped off at least three, ha!

This painting, “Fallow,” is one of my favorites. The sky is what drew me to the scene, but the suggestion of the farm is dear to my heart. Having been raised on a farm, I have such good memories of those growing up years.

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Plein Air Color Studies

Plein Air Color Studies

It’s a bit brisk in the hinterlands, but I’ve been forging outside to paint as much as possible. My teeth chatter, my fingers are numb and the wind blows my trash bag away, but hey….I’m outside painting and I couldn’t be happier. I was standing on our back deck painting a few weeks ago. It was drizzly and …… well, just kinda miserable. My husband came outside for a bit and said, “I guess you must really like painting, otherwise you’d never be out here.” That pretty much sums it up.

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Art After Fifty

Art After Fifty

This is a new series on the blog for those over fifty who have always wanted to create ART. Is that you? I'm glad you're here. Truly. 

Art After Fifty

I was 54 when I picked up a paintbrush. It was something I have always wanted to do, but never made time for because of life – raising kids, business responsibilities, etc. Maybe it’s the same for you. If so, I want to encourage you. It’s not too late! You are in the prime years of your life. You may still be working full or part time but chances are your nest is empty and you have a little more time to explore art.

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My Chubby Ballerina

My Chubby Ballerina

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.

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