• Art Tip

    Tips for Photographing Your Art

    Today’s blog is about different ways you can improve the photos you take of your art.  These tips are for the beginner artist (or anyone who still struggles) to help make your art look its best while sharing online, making prints, or entering shows and publications.  My goal is to give you some tips…

  • Art Event

    December Events

    Lots of things happening in December!  I’ve been busy with gallery runs this past week – I’m excited to have so many things going on in so many different places.  I hope you get a moment to visit.   Would you like to stay in the loop about my 2023 calendar?  Sign up for…

  • Art Tip

    Gift Ideas for the Creative Person on Your List

    Do you have a creative person on your list this year?  If you have someone on your list that’s interested in drawing and painting, here are some gift ideas just in time to take advantage of the upcoming Black Friday sales.  These ideas are geared towards an adult just starting out or a…

  • Art History

    Happy Birthday Monet!

    Did you know that today is one of my favorite artists’ birthday?  I had the awesome opportunity to view many of his paintings and inspirations in person a few years ago in Buffalo.  You can read more about the experience here.   To celebrate his birthday, here are some quick fun facts about Claude Monet:…

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    Art Tip

    Artist Trick for Finding Colors (Revisited)

    Swatching your colors.  I thought this post would be a great one to visit again.  Having a key for how my paints interact has been really helpful with colors like red and yellow that I don’t work with as often.   I finally listened to a piece of art advice that I had been…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 4

    That’s a wrap on ink month.  Thank you to everyone who followed along this past month for Catober!  Did you have any favorites along the way?   This year I used the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  The drawings are 3×3, .05 Pigma Micron ink pen and Inktense Blocks…

  • Art Event

    November Events

    Happy Halloween!  I’m not sure where October went, but November will be here tomorrow.  Thank you to everyone who followed along with Catober this past month!  I’ll have an update soon with the last of the drawings.  Heading into November this is where you can find my art. (Updated Nov 19th) Climate Change…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 3

    Another week down for ink month.  Here’s a recap of this past week.  This year I’m using the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  The drawings are 3×3, .05 Pigma Micron ink pen and Inktense Blocks on Canson watercolor paper.  You can follow along daily on my progress on…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 2

    Another week down for ink month.  Here’s a recap of this past week.  This year I’m using the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  The drawings are 3×3, .05 Pigma Micron ink pen and Inktense Blocks on Canson watercolor paper.  You can follow along daily on my progress on…

  • Adventures,  Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 1

    Ink month is here again!  Here’s a recap of the first week of the drawing challenge.  This year I decided to use the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  I have thousands of kitten pictures that I’ve been looking for an excuse to use.  Enjoy!   All the drawings (so…