New Color Monday: MH Cobalt Violet Light and Brilliant Pink

NEW COLOR MONDAY: MH COBALT VIOLET LIGHT AND BRILLIANT PINK

With the craziness of the holidays, I took a few weeks off from "New Color Monday", but I'm excited to share the latest in my adventures...

Reach for the Stars

REACH FOR THE STARS

Merry Christmas and happy New Year! This Christmas we stayed home (normally we make the 1000-mile trek to our home state of Wisconsin),...

 
 
 
Between Fences and Freedom - New Self Portrait

BETWEEN FENCES AND FREEDOM - NEW SELF PORTRAIT

This summer was one of dramatic highs and lows. It was a summer of scrapping entire projects after hours of time invested, and of learning...

On Interruptions and Motion

ON INTERRUPTIONS AND MOTION

Recently I began a new series exploring dance and the illusion of motion in my paintings, thanks to a fantastic new model who was willing...

 
 
 
Print or Original?

PRINT OR ORIGINAL?

We all want to own original art, but sometimes prints are more affordable, and perhaps more readily available if the original has already...

Let the Dead Paintings Die

LET THE DEAD PAINTINGS DIE

There is great power in the spoken word. As a lover of words - especially beautiful words - I've always known this. But the older I...

 
 
 
New Color Monday: Warm Light Yellow

NEW COLOR MONDAY: WARM LIGHT YELLOW

Today's color for "New Color Monday" is Michael Harding's Warm Light Yellow Series 2. I first discovered this amazing color this past...

Goals for 2017

GOALS FOR 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 is well under way, and it already looks promising. There's something about New Year's that gives me a renewed...

 
 
 

"CONFERENCE INSIDER" FOR THE PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA

As promised, here is the article I've been working on for the Portrait Society. I think it's worth sharing beyond the audience of the...

Recent Happenings

RECENT HAPPENINGS

Where has the year gone already? My goal was to live this year with intention and yet somehow, blogging ended up getting cut from the...

 
 
 
News so Good it Made Me Cry

NEWS SO GOOD IT MADE ME CRY

This week I found out that "A Fleeting Moment" was selected as a finalist in the Portrait Society's international competition! This...

The "Art of the Portrait" 2017

THE "ART OF THE PORTRAIT" 2017

I returned home from Atlanta late Sunday night, April 23... and I'm still recovering. Actually, I just haven't had much time to write,...

 
 
 
I SEE YOU: The Art of Capturing a Likeness

I SEE YOU: THE ART OF CAPTURING A LIKENESS

I've been thinking a lot over the past month about a comment I received more than once while painting my Face Off demo at the Portrait...

Epiphany: On Music and Breaking the "Rules"

EPIPHANY: ON MUSIC AND BREAKING THE "RULES"

This post was recently published on the OPA blog , but I thought I'd also share it here. :-) I am a professional artist, but what some...

 
 
 
A Healthy Summer: Painting and. Crossfit

A HEALTHY SUMMER: PAINTING AND. CROSSFIT

August already... it has flown by, but this summer has been a good one. I kicked the season off with a trip to Dallas in June to teach...

Rest from the Noise

REST FROM THE NOISE

Okay, it's been a while since I've posted and I'm going to be vulnerable with you. I've had a lot of noise in my life lately. There...

 
 
 
New Color Monday: Sennelier Neutral Tint

NEW COLOR MONDAY: SENNELIER NEUTRAL TINT

I am starting a new feature on my blog and Instagram called "New Color Monday." My goal is to share my experiences with oil paints...

Adventures and Accolades

ADVENTURES AND ACCOLADES

2017 has been quite a year. As the new year approaches, I inevitably look back and reflect on all the changes that have taken place...

 
 
 
All About Models

ALL ABOUT MODELS

On April 20, I will be painting a main stage portrait demo alongside Quang Ho at the Portrait Society of America's 20th annual "Art...

The Need for Art

THE NEED FOR ART

Art is a calling. Some of us also choose to make it a career, but it's not a career in the traditional sense of the word (i.e. work...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

U House / atelier NgNg

U House / atelier NgNg

© Han Deo Architects: atelier NgNg Location: Vietnam Category: Sustainability Lead Architects: Ngô Quốc Dũng - Nguyễn Yến Phi Area: 396.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Han Deo Read more ...

RoamCouch in Honolulu, Hawaii

RoamCouch in Honolulu, Hawaii

Japanese street artist Ryo Ogawa, better know as RoamCouch, recently flew to Hawaii to participate in POW! WOW! HAWAII 2019. After one month of preparing a hand-cut stencil, he... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy S10: More Cameras and a Dedicated Instagram Mode

Samsung Galaxy S10: More Cameras and a Dedicated Instagram Mode

Samsung has announced its latest flagship smartphone lineup, the Galaxy S10 series. The new phones feature improved cameras and a dedicated Instagram mode. The S10 lineup... Read more ...

Abstract Music Art Painting, Oil Painting, “Bach Invention” by Texas Artist...

Abstract Music Art Painting, Oil Painting, “Bach Invention” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.. 18"x24" x1.5" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available Read more ...

Land of Dreams, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Land of Dreams, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Land of Dreams8x10 oil on board This is the third in my series of playing with color. I had fun coming up with this color combination and working with the texture created by... Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale “Further West” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

11"x14"x1.75" Acrylic on Panel/Available Read more ...

Cariló House / Luciano Kruk

Cariló House / Luciano Kruk

© Daniela Mac Adden Architects: Luciano Kruk Location: Cariló, Argentina Category: Houses Project Management: Luciano Kruk Area: 230.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Inspire” by Santa Fe...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Inspire” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

This is mixed media to the max. I have copper, bone, found wood, cast metal and painted wood letters. It is pulled together with both matte and iridescent paints. I think this... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Inspire” by Santa Fe...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Inspire” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

This is mixed media to the max. I have copper, bone, found wood, cast metal and painted wood letters. It is pulled together with both matte and iridescent paints. I think this... Read more ...

S'RUI Office / Wei Yi International Design Associates

S'RUI Office / Wei Yi International Design Associates

© Xin-Ding Chen Architects: Wei Yi International Design Associates Location: Hainan, China Category: Offices Interiors Lead Architect: Hsin Yuan Fang Area: 757.0 m2 Project... Read more ...