Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Guitar Series

Acrylics and Colored Pencil on Bristol

Sunday, March 15, 2009

2nd Piece

14"x16" Acrylic and colored pencil

Monday, February 02, 2009

"Cloud Watching" in a Painting

Acrylics and Colored Pencil on Bristol
Here's a better shot of the actual colors (Digital Cameras don't capture some colors very well), although this image is a little blurry:

Thursday, January 08, 2009


Colored pencil and Sharpie on Bristol
I finally posted something new! My inspiration has definitely been lacking for a while now... It's about time. This one came about after standing outside, thinking about how it hasn't been severely cold yet this season...
Winter - Snow everywhere, so cold outside you can barely breathe, bundled up as warmly as you can... Oddly enough, we've had more warm rainy days than freezing snowy ones here in the midwest so far. But it's only the beginning of January, the rediculously painful cold and terribly inconveniencing weather is still on its way... yuck.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

In A Rut?

I've been finding it hard to finish a lot of projects that I start lately... I'll get an idea, get excited about putting it on paper, and then halfway through, the desire to see it as a finished piece just disappears. And it gets put aside...and forgotten about. I emptied out one of my closets and rearranged it to be an organized art supply area, and amongst moving so many things, I found numerous pieces of art that I had created so long ago...and those, too, were unfinished. I wonder if other artists go through the same thing... not finishing so many pieces?
It's a lot easier for me to actually see a project through if I'm at an art workshop or class rather than at home on my own time. Away from the house, it's so much easier to immerse yourself in your work...the determination seems stronger. Surrounding yourself with other artists, even for only a couple hours a week, can do wonders for your creativity. I've been going to an open studio night at another artist's house, and it's actually helped me to be productive. Maybe that's all I needed to help me get back on track. And I'm making it a point to try to go every week now.
I want to do more artwork, be in art shows, hopefully even sell some pieces. It won't happen overnight, and the current economic state won't make it any easier. But at least I'm on my way to something...one step at a time...