My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” For starters, the Sound of Music is one of my all time favorite movies (I just watched it again last week.) My sisters, my niece and I went to Austria and spent a few days in Salzburg; we spent one day on a...
An Epic Road Trip – My American Anthology

An Epic Road Trip – My American Anthology

ROAD TRIP! Fifty two years ago, I was five years old. It was 1966 and my  parents took us on an epic road trip. We drove roundtrip around the country from ocean to ocean. We started from our home in Connecticut to Louisiana, on to Pasadena, up to San Francisco,...
Designing Websites and Tulipmania

Designing Websites and Tulipmania

  [easy-image-collage id=4178] Website, website, website – can you say website? I have been immersed in redesigning my website for the past month. I have even been waking up thinking about solutions to particular problems. Painting has been put aside for...
My Sometimes Meandering Creative Process

My Sometimes Meandering Creative Process

Sometimes a painting is completed in my mind before I ever commit it to paper or panel. Like driving a fast car on the Autobahn! And sometimes a painting follows a meandering road, like taking a slow sight-seeing tour through the country. This new painting falls into...
Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

‘A picture is worth a thousand words’; a trite, somewhat overused phrase but how true for me! Spending time outdoors I am a natural history painter; painting what I see out in nature. I spend a lot of time outside experiencing nature, both in my backyard...
Reading While I Paint!

Reading While I Paint!

I love reading. I love to read. I love books. Did I say that I love reading?!! I don’t remember a time that I didn’t love books and reading. One of my favorite things was going to the library for another bunch of books. I especially loved summer vacation...