Entries from January 31st, 2013

meet my friend…

January 31, 2013


Or in this case, a canvas my dad no longer wanted that still has the beginnings of one of his paintings.  I almost want to just hang it up as is.  It is a huge (this is just a corner of it) canvas, 48″x78″ and I am so scared to start and at the same time can’t wait.  I’m hoping to leave some of the markings my dad made peaking through in spots, I’ll let you know….

a couple of new paintings…

January 31, 2013

I finally got these two pieces scanned to show you.  They are on the small side, each measuring 8″x8″ will be available tomorrow in my etsy shop (both originals and prints).



happy friday!

January 25, 2013

I have the makings for a good weekend.  A new book to sit down with (discovered via Victoria), and some nice new brushes.


of late

January 22, 2013

I’m still here!  Still catching up/recovering/plotting.  Here are a few pics of late…


1.  a study for a new painting   2.  a favorite corner in our home   3.  heading home over the bridge at night

wise words

January 8, 2013


“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up & get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part & a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you.”

I came across this Chuck Close quote on pinterest and thought it was a great inspiration for the new year.  I can get distracted with so many ideas of what I want to make, that I don’t stop and actually ‘make.’  This is good kick in the pants reminder to just stop and do.  Sounds simple, but one of my new year’s resolutions is to hold myself to painting every single day.

P.S. a veritable treasure of inspiration at Wisdom

(photo for Wisdom by Andrew Zuckerman)