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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Lois Brummitt: One Creative Woman

Lois Brummitt: One Creative Woman

Let me introduce you to Lois Brummitt. We've been close, good friends for twenty-three years. We meet in a mutual friend's garden (Diane Button) during a North Carolina Unit of Herb Society of America meeting in May, 1992. And today when we are out together we're often asked if we're sisters. People even call us by the other's name. (And we answer!!)

I've always watched in amazement at how creative Lois is in every area of her life. She's a decorator extraordinaire, a gourmet cook, a fashionista,...

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Are we all diverse and inspired artists?

Are we all diverse and inspired artists?

When asked "what do you paint" I always say I'm a landscape painter. Yet, when I take a look back at my iPhoto file of 'My Paintings' I see lots of things, not just landscapes. So who am I as a painter? Well, it's obvious I'm more than a landscape painter. 

When I started out painting I thought I'd be a flower painter. I had enjoyed...

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