Tag Archives: original art

A spring not far off

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 … Continue reading

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February paintings

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″. … Continue reading

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Strawberries, the gardens and finished paintings

The strawberries are coming in fast and luscious. I’m picking them twice daily to keep up and eating just as many. I sprayed a fungicide on the two apple trees for the first time and hope that helps with the … Continue reading

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Drawings and berry season

It’s strawberry season and the 50 plants have taken over two of my garden plots. That’s about 10′ x 30′ total. The asparagus and blueberries are competing for space and I’m too lazy to weed. So I go in there … Continue reading

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Interview with artist Victoria Veedall

I’m discovering quite a few gallery exhibiting artists with BFA’s and residencies in their background turning to Etsy or other online retail art sites like the more upscale 1000 Markets. These artists may still be in the gallery and museum system, … Continue reading

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Interview with Constance Humphries

This is the first in a monthly series of artist interviews. I met the painter Constance Humphries online at 1000 Markets, where she recently opened a new market called Dialogue, featuring contemporary abstract work. She lives in Asheville, NC and … Continue reading

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Promoting the arts

I’m promoting the new online shop of my work at 1000Markets. They have a beautiful interface, and maybe 1/8th of the traffic that Etsy has. But they’ve already had some great press on Real Simple. You can read it here.

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Valentine Day art

I finally figured out how to do a screen grab of a treasury on Etsy. Here’s one I just created that proves there are serious artists selling on the site.

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The last of winter

Most of the snow has now melted and these are my last paintings of it, small 8″x8″ on canvas paper. I already miss the quiet morning whiteness. I’m hoping for another last gasp of winter.  

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Snow, the studio and a lifetime burning

It snowed all day yesterday and we have a lovely, thick blanket of white. The sky behind the trees this morning was a liquid and fierce pale gold. Now everything is a cool blue against the dark evergreens. I found … Continue reading

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