Abstract Figures

Last week I took a 3-day workshop on abstracting figures. I've been wanting to really loosen up in my work and have this idea of just slapping on paint, stepping back, and voila, I've created a masterpiece! While I know that's a pipedream, I'd like to work towards it anyway. So, this workshop was exactly … Continue reading Abstract Figures

Art for Dummies

Originally posted on Justsomething.com The following is a funny guide that’ll help you link famous painters and their style and paintings together in the future. Even though it was conceived as a joke you will realize how this list captures the essence of each artist, resulting in the end actually useful.

La Maison Rose

Upon returning from Paris, I decided my first painting from the trip would be the quaint pink house turned bistro at 2 Rue de l’Abreuvoir, Montmartre. I began the painting process in Mid-April and just finished up a couple of weeks ago, taking a hiatus to create the 5th grade promotion video for my sons' class. Because of the … Continue reading La Maison Rose

Montmartre, Paris

It seems a million years ago that we were in Paris; so much has happened in the past three months. But I feel the need to finish writing about Paris, if only to relive my wonderful memories. My most favorite day of the vacation had to be the day I visited Montmartre. In another life, Montmartre was a … Continue reading Montmartre, Paris

Photographic Portraits of Famous Artist’s Paint Palettes

via Colossal | An art, design, and visual culture blog... by Matthias Schaller Since 2007 photographer Matthias Schaller has photographed raw, abstract paintings. The paintings however are not found on canvas, but rather smeared onto the tools used to craft each work of art—the palettes. His series, Das Meisterstück (The Masterpiece), claims these behind-the-scene objects as … Continue reading Photographic Portraits of Famous Artist’s Paint Palettes

Paris in (Almost) Springtime

At the end of March my husband had to travel to Paris for work and guess who was able to tag along for a vacation? Before he had even finished telling me the plans, I emphatically said, "YES!" and had mentally packed my bags and made arrangements for the boys and the animals. Let's just say … Continue reading Paris in (Almost) Springtime