A journal of new paintings, events and other creative endeavors
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Collecting Rhoney Poppies in California!
I met this art collecting couple, Cara and Scott, in 2010 while Scott was here working on a movie shoot(thumbs up for the Michigan Film Office incentives)!! The couple resides in West Hollywood, California with their young family and some of my favorite paintings! See the California sun pouring into the window on the left!! They actually just comissioned a small poppy piece for their parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary which is getting shipped on Monday. See below:
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.