my cupboards are bare

Export to PDF | Export to DOCWhy aren’t there any wet paintings in my drying rack today? I had a client come this morning to pick up the three commissioned pieces I painted for him in August. It looks so empty without those three paintings, but Ron was really excited about them, so I know […]

The reality of the early morning sun (“intercoastal sunrise” day 4 & 5)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI finished my sunrise! This has been a very stretching landscape project to work on. Mostly because the lighting is so different in the early morning compared to the mid-day skies that I normally paint. The inner struggle I’ve had all week was this: “Do I paint what’s shown […]

Making a fence appear (“intercoastal sunrise” day 3)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCYesterday I talked about having to make a conscious effort to ignore the negative voices in my head while working on a commission. Well then on this particular day of painting, I had a voice in my head that I decided NOT to ignore. The voice of my husband. […]

Hmm…I think it’s turning out. (“intercoastal sunrise” day 2)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCEvery artist I’ve ever talked to agrees. It’s so much harder to paint a commissioned piece than just a painting you feel like doing as part of your body of work. The voice of the client is always lurking in the back of your head, saying “that is NOT […]

How am I going to paint a sunrise? (“intercoastal sunrise” day 1)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCMy assignment for last week was to paint the second of three oil paintings I have been commissioned to do. In the previous week I completed “milk can” and then this past week I completed “intercoastal sunrise.” Two paintings down, one more to go! All three of these paintings […]

Back to work… (whoo-hoo!)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCToday is the first day of school! So I am BACK in my studio for the fall. Can you feel my excitement??? It helps that my son has been counting the hours until he returns to school and begins second grade, so I have no guilt in feeling my […]