fine art

Living in the country, there is so much wildlife to appreciate. Like this cute little American toad, I only noticed because of the lovely mushroom it happened to be beside. We are so fortunate to live in an area full of these creatures. The evenings are loud with their callsRead More →

  Orangutan awareness week – Nov 4-10, 2018!   I have always wanted to challenge myself with a large painting. So after finally being able to purchase some on sale in 2015, I was ready. After deciding on Orangutans, then looking through many posted images. I settled on a motherRead More →

So after a very long 2018, I found some time this weekend to look at my paintings. These big canvases require lots of paint and time to spread it across their canvas. The Prancing Horse painting is large at 2ft by 3ft. It was wonderful to see the clouds formRead More →

I always have something on the go since oil requires drying time. I try not to use many driers when painting, especially in the final layers, so I have had to really learn patience. It is even worse now that I have begun to use acrylics – which were supposedRead More →

I really enjoy taking pictures, trying to capture the moment; especially when no one notices. As a kid, I¬†went from trying to afford 110 film, flashbulb and developing; upgrading to better camera, 36 mm and development. Now I can basically take unlimited amounts of photos. I do tend to goRead More →

Back in April 2004, we chose to open a comic book store in our small but growing town. We decided this on a shoe string budget, that mostly covered the stock and shelving. During our setup, some family members were painting on the window. This was when an old schoolRead More →