April 2018 The Ease of Simplicity

April 3, 2018

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The Ease of Simplicity   My lovely Sunday afternoon student came to paint this weekend. She’s been working with me for about twenty years. (!) I can’t really call her a student anymore. She’s become a friend, and an artist. In her calm, extremely thoughtful, and right-minded way she’s also a powerhouse in the business …Continue Reading

February 2017 Making The Time

February 28, 2017

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Last week wasn’t my finest. I had a cold, my husband was out of town, we had constant rain and two rainout days at school which meant that my three boys (age 10 to 15) were home. With me. In rain. With nothing scheduled. On top of that I discovered that I had a rat …Continue Reading

January 2017, String Drawing

January 24, 2017

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Below is a drawing assignment I’m giving some of my students this month.  I’ve been using it for years and love the way it pushes us to look closely.  Anyone can do it! This is an excellent exercise for learning to see the reality of a line. This drawing requires one to look very closely, …Continue Reading

Holiday Light, 2016

December 20, 2016

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My best self comes out at home as a wife, mother, and friend, and in the studio making and teaching. Art has saved me time and time again as I maneuver through this life. It has also helped me to know myself.   November was challenging for many of us this year.  There was much …Continue Reading

Spring, 2016 Part Two

June 3, 2016

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Starting a Landscape Drawing, Part Two   After you’ve warmed up by making a few Blind Contour Line Drawings, pick a small area of the landscape that you’re interested in. People always start with too much information. Work hard to reduce your focus down to something that feels manageable. On your paper, draw a format …Continue Reading