Let go to find what you love

When I started this 36×36 commission, it looked like this: As I worked on it and layers and layers began to build up, I liked it. But I didn’t love it. I kept hearing Flora Bowley’s advice whispering to me: Sometimes you have to let go of what you...

Ghost Invasion!

Cue the Ghostbusters music.  We LOVE ghosts at our house!  Our ghosts are back on our dining room chairs. These are simple (no sew!), cheap to make and have a dramatic effect on your space.  All you need are white pillowcases, black fabric and fusible web bonding from...

New Autumn Inspired Paintings!

The breathtaking color combinations of Autumn have been inspiring me to try a new style of painting–abstract landscapes. Here are a few small paintings celebrating the warm colors of Fall.  I’ve been making a lot of small paintings lately in preparation...

The Birth of a Painting: From Chaos to Calm

I love seeing how paintings evolve from the beginning to the final layer.  It is so much more fascinating than just seeing the finished piece.  Here is the birth story of a commission I recently did, “She found a place to bloom.” My studio assistant, Nora,...

And the winner is…

I had my first “Name the Painting” contest on my Facebook biz page last week for this painting… I am so impressed by the creative responses!  I could really use this kind of help to name every painting.  In case you didn’t see all the talent,...