Creating a painting, step by step. The frustrations and the rewards.

I have been asked recently about one of the pieces I painted for the CCL show. It’s the one that’s 14 inches wide and 60 inches long and is entitled ‘Light Shot with Birds’. The poem by Betty Adcock is entitled Topsail Island and the line is “For now, the island’s mine, talking a cold tongue blue, the light shot with birds.” Don’t you just love that poetry line? I would love to create a whole series of paintings just using that one line; to me it’s so extraordinary.

So I decided I would write about and show you how that painting came into being, once I had

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My friend, Alice Bachman, a creative genius

Alice and I met in 2006 when she moved to Greensboro from Spartanburg, SC to be close to her daughter and grandchildren after her husband died. She joined an art group called The Peacocks, a watercolor group...

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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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