Thoughts on Life and Painting

Hello visitors, to my Blog, Welcome. I am exited about new beginnings personally and in my painting. I moved back to Montana late last year. There are artists in this area but connecting has been a challenge because of the shut down. I miss my artist friends and especially conversations about art, art seen and so much more. The purpose of this blog is to initiate dialogue and community with artists and others about art and art history. I will share my thoughts and opinions mostly about painting and my process. I would hope that you would want to take part. Thanks for dropping by.

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The Challenge

The two Paintings here were painted in January2020, outside, from observation and part of a daily painting challenge I made to FB friends at the beginning of the year. The first one is from my mom’s backyard.  It was freezing that day so I made...

Chasing the Light

I set up for this painting on three different days at the same 9:30am to 1pm time period. Light is always a factor in plein air painting. Even 1 pm is pushing it. The rule is that you should not be chasing the light. Working...

Why This Place?

It can be a challenge sometimes to settle on a place to paint out in the open or plein air. Recently I was out painting and some man slowed his truck to a stop and said “looks like you found a scene”.  I try to...

Welcome

Blogging is new for me and I had lots of questions about what I wanted the experience to be. After too much time vacillating on what to say, I decided to just start – anywhere, but begin. So here goes! I’m starting with a few...