Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tomatoes and Corn

Garden Harvest {8″ x 8″ (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel} Sold Framed painting One of the best gifts of summer are vine ripened tomatoes gathered from your own plants or maybe a neighbor’s or even the farmer’s market… they all taste extra sweet and juicy.  I love getting my hands dirty […]

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Friday Inspiration: Quiet Moments

{A still life with pears, flowers and a fan} Hello, To end the week, here are some quiet moments captured by artist, Jan Bogaerts.  A dutch artist, who was masterful at elevating simple items to the sublime.  Objects that seem to have been left on a table near the front door or on the side […]

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Roses and Pewter

Roses and Pewter {8″ x 8″ (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel} SOLD Framed painting I am fascinated how some images impart so many thoughts and emotions, how art has the capacity to inspire exploration, investigation, and then provide a feeling of hope and happiness. And then in finding this quote about roses, I […]

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How blogging helped me see myself as an artist…

{studio wall with misc daily paintings} Hello, Tonight I am going to share with you how this blog of mine helped me accomplish the biggest, most secret dream I had for most of my young adult life. The dream was to become a full-time artist. First before getting into how blogging made this dream possible, […]

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Friday Inspiration: JMW Turner sketchbook

The sketch hunter moves through life as he finds it, not passing negligently the things he loves, but stopping to know them, and to note them down in the shorthand of his sketchbook. ~Robert Henri Joseph Mallord William Turner Color Study: The Burning of the Houses of Parliament,1834 I keep an idea journal, that is […]

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