Monthly Archives: July 2014

Painting the Still Life by Olga Zaferatos

Painting the Still Life by Olga Zaferatos I fell in love with the variety of still-life examples gathered in one place. This book is a nice survey of the variety of styles and interpretations of still life being utilized by contemporary artists, the book is a little old, but it does not seem trapped in […]

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Vincent’s Trees and Vincent’s Gardens by Ralph Skea

If you are a Facebook friend, you may have noticed all the Van Gogh paintings I have been sharing on my feed. This is because I have become fascinated with Van Gogh’s mark making ever since I was commissioned to copy the painting of Roses by Vincent Van Gogh at the NGA. Being primarily an […]

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Backyard Idyll, 8 x 10 inches

Backyard Idyll “Living a creative life” Shortly after Naomi was born, I came up with this phrase as a way to center my life and help me feel more comfortable about all the new responsibilities I had and how they sometimes would take me away from the studio for extended periods of time. This phrase […]

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Books about Claude Monet’s House and Gardens

Last summer I got to travel to Northern Yorkshire in England and while over there I was blown away by the wild and lush gardens some of the houses had. I was especially enthralled by the established garden boarders. And I returned home determined to really get my flower boarders moving along… Now fast forward […]

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Set for Four, 16 x 20 inches

Set for Four One of my favorite things to do is to plan an alfresco dinner. To me, there is nothing more relaxing and renewing to the soul than eating a meal outside. Last summer I began to investigate the idea of painting still lifes outdoors, which led to many block-ins but typically by the […]

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