Friday, August 31, 2012

"Koi Pond"

My latest painting.  I just loved doing this one.  Well, honestly I love painting so much, I love doing any painting, but these guys made me smile a lot.  Hoping to get another couple paintings done before I head up North...I will keep you posted!

"Koi Pond"
12"X12" Oil Painting
 3/4" profile museum quality panel

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Let's get this party started!


I am branching out into blogging almost purely about my art and where I get my inspiration from - namely my life.

I absolutely LOVE to paint.  I used to love to draw, but have graduated into LOVING to paint.  Big difference!  I can't wait to get to the easel most days, especially if I have a particular painting that is brewing in my head.  My younger sister, Stephanie, put me up to doing a triptych and it has me completely inspired...but I have to wait to get the right sized panels or canvas first.  I want to make this one cool and I sure hope it turns out!  I think the most incredible part is that I am learning to stop that critical, negative voice from having any say in my art.  I can self-critique, objectively, but I am so in love with the process of painting, that I completely enjoy the process or journey and usually end up loving the result as well.  I try to pour my heart and all my love into my paintings and hope it comes out the other side.

For those who never have seen my other blog,, you won't know that I have a house full of muses.  My husband, Matt, and I have 2 dogs, and currently 5 horses.  We are trying to cut down the number of horses, but that's easier said than done!

Meet Matt.  The Love of My Life.  Kind, generous, supportive, loving.  Sigh....

Meet POPPY.  The mischievous, lovable Jack Russell Terrier that is the princess of our family

Meet CHEWY.  The newest and rowdiest members of our family.  A baby boy Catahoula that captured our hearts and inspires me to paint.

I hope to be posting paintings at least a few times a week, but I am headed to a month long intensive yoga teacher training in Seattle for the whole month of September, so I might to too exhausted to paint at night, so I will keep you posted on how that goes!  In the meantime I will post what I create and hope you love it!  

Warmest regards.