• Art Tip

    Artist Trick for Finding Colors (Revisited)

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    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…

  • Adventures,  Life

    6 Favorite Autumn Spots That Inspire

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    The leaves are starting to turn beautiful colors in the area!  Here’s a look back at some of my favorite spots to enjoy the changing leaves.  Do you have a favorite place? If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ve likely noticed the trees have been turning beautiful colors this past…

  • Artwork

    Little Pumpkins (Work in Progress)

    I’ve been painting these little pumpkins lately and I just couldn’t wait any longer to share them with you!  So far there’s a purple one that reminds me of Cinderella, a jack o’lantern, a teal one, and the newest one is this pretty brown one.   I might do a few…

  • Artwork

    Current Work in Progress

    I’ve been in a painting mood the past few days so today’s planned topic didn’t happen over the weekend.  So instead, I’ll give you a peek at what I’m currently working on.   There’s also a timelapse video of part of the earlier process.  (It’s a bit long even at super…

  • Artwork

    Sketchy Trees Update

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    Six months later, I’m still drawing Sketchy Trees!  I thought it would be a good time to look back at all of the drawings that I’ve completed in this series so far.  I haven’t reached the end of the series yet, so you can look forward to more drawings to…

  • Artwork,  Local History,  Painting Series

    Portrait Series: John W. Jones

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    I’m currently focusing on getting everything ready for my upcoming show in Geneva, so for today’s blog post I’m sharing one from a couple years ago for you to enjoy.  In it I explore the ties that Elmira has to the Underground Railroad and some of the key leaders of…

  • Artwork,  Painting Series

    100 Day Project 2022: Conclusion

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    The 100 Day Project ended in May, but I wanted to take one last look at the project to show all the different pieces of art that I completed during the timespan of 100 days.  If you’d like to look at the blog recaps from the beginning, there’s a link…

  • Adventures,  Local History

    Clemens & the Pen

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    This past weekend was the Clemens and the Pen artist retreat at Quarry Farm in Elmira, New York and it was a beautiful day for it!  This was the fourth time that I’ve attended the event.  I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to spend an afternoon in such an…

  • Artwork,  Painting Series

    100 Day Project 2022: Part 12

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    I made it through the 100 Day Project!  Let’s take a look at days 94 through 100!  If you’re not familiar with the 100 Day Project or want to take a look at the previous days, check out my recent blog posts.  I also added a link to part one…

  • Artwork,  Painting Series

    100 Day Project 2022: Part 11

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    We’re going into the last week of the 100 Day Project now!  Have you been following along?  Here’s what I worked on for days 88 through 93 of the 100 Day Project.  If you’re not familiar with the 100 Day Project or want to take a look at the previous…