New painting

I started a new painting. I love starting something new. It’s completely exhilarating. I love solving visual problems. it’s the finishing of a painting that isn’t as fun. Knowing when to add more paint and when to stop is a delicate balance. This painting is NOT finished. I also love to paint shiny things. MyContinue reading “New painting”

Visual Culture project

I did it. I submitted the proposal for my visual culture project for my first semester at Vermont College of Fine Arts. I am thrilled to finally begin this journey. I have wanted to work toward an MFA in Visual Art for so long, I can’t remember a time when the idea wasn’t bouncing aroundContinue reading “Visual Culture project”

Science Posters

This past week I had science teacher training. I also joined another PhotoShop daily creative challenge. Inspired by the training, I decided to use the Photoshop challenge to create some science inspired posters. My colleague and I laughed a little too much while we planned ideas for silly science posters. These do not begin toContinue reading “Science Posters”

Digital Design

I have been following along with the PhotoShop Daily creative challenges this month. I did a challenge with VooDooVal in the past and had a lot of fun. She is an amazing digital designer and a great teacher. She hosted a Ps challenge earlier this month about creating movie posters. Yesterday, I began a challengeContinue reading “Digital Design”

Painting Modesty

Working on a new painting. This one is 12×12 inch oil on panel of a white sheet, a speculum, and a conch shell. I had the idea to paint a speculum a few weeks ago. Last week I painted a conch shell wrapping shrink wrap. Painting the shell was challenging . I thought I wouldContinue reading “Painting Modesty”

Painting cellophane

After long week of mostly reading, I finally sat down at the easel and began this painting. It is a conch covered in cellophane. It is a metaphor for the oceans being filled with plastic. It may be a new series. Painting cellophane is not easy. I had to remind myself that painting is aboutContinue reading “Painting cellophane”

Art conversations

Today was a great day for art conversations. I had a conference call about my summer residency. My questions were answered. The call also stimulated some questions for the next residency conversation. I also began a new painting. The piece is in the earliest stage. I simply blocked in the large areas of color. IContinue reading “Art conversations”

Lighting experiment

I set up a new composition with a new lighting scenario. Because I love the old masters and the contrasting lights and darks, I wanted to experiment with higher contrasts in my lighting situation. Also, this skull has been on my list of things to paint for months. The green participation ribbon has been inContinue reading “Lighting experiment”

Books, Belle Meade, and oil paint

I have a stack of books to read as I prepare form summer residency and more in the mail! The only things I love as much as paint are books and booze. LOL Jay and I went to the Belle Meade Mansion. I have lived in the area most of my life but never managedContinue reading “Books, Belle Meade, and oil paint”