A journal of new paintings, events and other creative endeavors
Monday, May 28, 2007
22' x 28' Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. This one was 90% complete months ago and the spring poppies inspired me to wrap it up. Lushly painted with my palette knife. Stay tuned as I have three other poppy pieces in the works!
I love to create; which is why I returned to college in my thirties and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University. It seemed life wouldn't be right unless I knew more about art. My studio is spread out into various work stations in my home so that I can paint and still keep track of my young family. I draw inspiration from my rural landscape, my gardens and my children. I journal with electronic photos and my sketchbook. These images are my reference material from which I create the compositions for my paintings. In collecting my imagery, I am always looking for contours and light. I like to whip the color up to whatever suits me. People say that makes me a colourist. I think I am a few hundred paintings short of being anything more than an artist that likes to paint.
The web has enabled me to connect with other painters in a virtual artists’ community. I enjoy the regular exchange of information and ideas. I especially enjoy the daily postings of my fellow blogging-painters. Their images inspire me to paint more… and better!! Thank you for stopping by my blog.