Why your creative life is expanding

As my Father grew older he talked about how his future plans and ideas were probably not going to happen. He felt his choices in life were lessening and his world was becoming smaller. But his art, he said, was different. When we are just starting in our art, our...

Do you want to know what to do next in your art?

Painting is a process of call and response. You make a mark, step back and then evaluate what to do next. Over time, your ability to discern the next, best mark improves. And when it does, your art practice becomes less stressful, and more joyful. It sounds easy, but...

Want to see how I stopped my art from warping?

I have always painted on cradled hard wood panels. But now I am doing something different. I am stretching canvas over the panels and once the painting is done, restretching the canvas on stretcher bars. Click here or on the image below and I will show you how. This...

How to get through that hard middle stage

You start off great and everything seems to be looking good. But, then you hit that middle part of your art and are not quite sure what to do next.. You’re stuck. So how do you move forward? Click on the image below and I’ll tell you what works for me.   Guess...

My mother, Audrey’s Memorial

Last Sunday was my Mother’s memorial. It was a beautiful day filled with beautiful stories of my mother, the warmth of friends and family and of course her blackberry fruit pies for everyone to try. All around the room were hung photos that till my mother had passed...