Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Here are my drawings. They are all done in a small 2.5 x 3.5 notebook filled with black paper using a white gel pen. They aren’t fabulous, but they were a lot

Experimenting amok playfully

My mom won’t like these. That’s what I tease her by saying whenever I do anything experimental or abstract. And I’m usually right. So, Mom… you’ve been warned. Playfully As I said, I had a really good time at the WSO convention and an especially good time at the Margaret Stermer-Cox (Peggy) break out session.

7 random items for a Sunday post

1. I had guests this weekend. This is my excuse for no art. 2. I am tired tonight. That is my excuse for this post. 3. The last few weeks have had some fun art things. My painting, “Flammagenitus Clouds” (unfinished version shown below) got The Art Department Award at the Paint the Town event.

Sauvie Island “Big” Paint Out

The idea of the big paint out is to paint on a big canvas–but that is just a suggestion, not a requirement. ~  Celeste Bergin, Alla Prima Portland   I went to bed last night with two possible plans. Plan A: Stick around the house, do some more painting, possibly break out my new marbling

Learning to Paint Like Tara Choate

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” ~Edgar Degas “Painting was easy, until I learned how. I have been having such angst about my work. I guess that is a good thing, as it keep me engaged, and growing. But why does it have to be so mentally

Deadlines inspire me

Next Saturday I need to take three paintings, finished and framed, to the Paint the Town drop off.  You know me… there is nothing like a deadline to get me into the studio! After some evaluation, I decided on finishing these three paintings. On the left is the “almost” version, on the right the “done”