2015 Donation to a Nashville fundraiser benefiting homeless veterans. Today, at our house, we reflect on selfless service and ultimate sacrifice. It is not a day for celebration, as much as gratitude for the beauty of life and simplicity. May we never forget...
All non-refundable fees and shipping costs are described in detail below. Fees and deposits are collected in advance of the next step in the commission process in order to compensate the artist for her time and material costs in creating each stage of the commission. All efforts will be made on the part of the artist to ensure that the client's wishes are met through a series of preliminary sketches and in-progress meetings or communications via email, containing images, to insure that the work is progressing as agreed in this contract.
The commission I am currently working on is a large raven painting for a client who lives in Montana part of the year. From the beginning, this has been an exciting project because of the sheer joy my client has brought to the discussion of her work.
I have a dear friend and fellow artist in the Pacific Northwest who exchanges art and letters with me vial mail. Her name is Betty, and we have worked on collaborative projects and shows over the years, after meeting on social media. A few months ago, I mentioned adding memes to my list of goals … Continue reading Artist Review: Betty Taylor
I talked about this painting briefly in my previous article. If you follow my posts on Facebook and Instagram, you know this one was challenging from the beginning and took a long time to complete. I had to walk away from it for weeks at a time because I honestly couldn't stand to look at it several times throughout the process of trying to capture the idea in my head.
This is a very quick post of the painting I just completed. It was meant as a study, so I didn't put a lot of effort into the composition - centering the subject is typically frowned upon, for instance. Having the subject meet the edges of the composition is also not recommended. However, my focus … Continue reading Barred Owl Study
Returning to the Garden Photo One: LavenderPhoto Two: HoneysucklePhoto Three: Iris Over the last few weeks, I have established a daily gardening routine because I have been distracted by current events. It consists primarily of going outside to work on a myriad of existing garden chores and long-neglected projects in whatever order strikes me as … Continue reading At the Byrdhouse: Saturday, April 18th
Color Mixing Chart and Notes for a Painting in Progress My previous post about Art Journaling spurred a pretty lengthy Facebook discussion about color theory, so I thought I would follow up with some links for those of you who would like to learn more. My friend Christopher asked me how I felt about the … Continue reading Who Likes Color Theory?
I seem to have a ridiculous obsession with them, stemming from my wider appreciation for books and papers of all kinds.
How are all of you doing out there? I haven't posted anything in a long time, because I don't feel very inspired right now. I don't want to make this post about the virus, or the resulting lockdowns. It all seems very surreal and overwhelming. The result for me has been a complete lack of … Continue reading Update from the Studio