February 20, 2017

I love the looseness of Misty Mawn and her approach to art. Don't be afraid to change it! This is two variations of me using different colors.

December 27, 2016

The New Year is just around the corner! Instead of silly resolutions that you'll never follow up on, why not give yourself (or your friends) the gift of art classes to spur your imagination and creativity? Here's a short list of a few of my favorite teachers and their...

December 24, 2016

I originally called this piece "Broken Angel", but then decided she was not in the least bit broken. She seemed very centered and content, hanging out with the stars. So, in honor of the season, she was renamed "All is Calm, All is Bright." Hope that your holidays and...

December 23, 2016

This is a technique that is available through  "Beautiful Faces" by Jane Davenport. I highly recommend you buy the book!

This was a fun piece using colored paper napkins with colors and patterns that spoke to me. I also used the following materials:

  • 11x14 mixed media...

December 23, 2016

What I used to make the Girl in Yellow

Gesso clear

Watercolor paper - I used hot press Strathmore Series 500

I used my #6 Neptune water brush with Daniel Smith yellow ochre water color paint. I added a wash of ochre in the deepest parts of the face.

I puddled some dil...

December 2, 2016

One of the things I love to do is to buy clothes for my little grandniece, who just  turned 4. For some reason, I became very inspired by the designs they have for children. They had a top with a little girl snow sledding down a hill. We had toboggans growing up....and...

November 23, 2016

I was so amazed when I finally used my pan pastels.  Honestly, I felt a bit overwhelmed by them.... Thanks to Jane Davenport's book "Beautiful Faces," I was able to draw my own Nordic Girl and apply her techniques.  Page 79

I love how soft and kind pan pastels are....

November 23, 2016

"One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it.  But to sacrifice what you are and to live with out belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying." - Joan of Arc

"Go forward bravely, fear nothing, trust in God, all will be well." - Joan of Arc


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