Red flowers anyone? An advantage of painting with oil.

Red flowers anyone? An advantage of painting with oil.

One of the best advantages for me in my art journey is using oil paint. This blog post is about a recent re-working of an oil painting. It was started maybe 7-8 years ago. I found it a while back, cleaning my studio closet. 

Here, to the left, is what the painting looked like when I found it. Well, let me say this: at the time I painted it, I was proud of it. Loved the colors of the flowers as well as the color of the vase. I'd been in a Jim Crompton workshop...

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'The Driveway' is an Oil Painting Taken from a Slice of My Life

'The Driveway' is an Oil Painting Taken from a Slice of My Life

This painting is of the the driveway that greeted me when I was a kid coming home from school. Queenie, our childhood dog would meet my brother and me somewhere along here. This part of the drive was also what I could...

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Beautiful Shana Tucker, Jazz Singer, Song Writer and Cellist: The Creation of a Painting

Beautiful Shana Tucker, Jazz Singer, Song Writer and Cellist: The Creation of a Painting

It all started three years ago at a music event. My friends, Melody Watson and Kris Ferris were producing musical events in the area at the time. They would bring guest artists to various venues around the city for a fabulous evening of music. 

I was asked to run the green room for a show featuring an up-and-coming artist they were hosting. Of course I'd never done something like that before, and had always wondered what really goes on in a ‘green room’ like I see on CBS news.....

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