Georgia Perimeter College’s native plants garden, just south of Decatur, is perhaps a well known secret to Atlanta gardeners. This past Sunday I spent an afternoon listening to volunteer Karen Lindauer’s talk on native plants that are easily grown here in the Southeast, and then took a walking tour of the gardens and woodlands. My neighbor [...]
Archive for February, 2011
This is a reposting from Sharon Butler’s ‘Two Coats of Paint’ blog, which I’ve followed since the advent of my own blog a few years ago. The artist Joy Garnett compiled the notes after a recent panel discussion for educators took place at the College Art Association in Chicago. Hallwalls, founded in Buffalo, NY in [...]
Sometimes paintings work and sometimes I’m not sure. One thing is for certain, self doubt and fear of failure aren’t useful in the artist’s world. The first painting was inspired from my stay on Galiano Island in 2006, working from my own photograph. Galiano is one of the Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and [...]
Unlikely inspiration from moss in a parking lot, a neighboring house’s roof and an unexpected surge of energy. …in progress. and the final piece: Moss. Oil and acrylic on canvas panel, 16″x20″. 2011. Red House. Oil on canvas panel, 14″x16″. 2011.