New for May 2018

This month, we studied archetypes in our goddess class. I have no idea what archetype this gal is, but I named her Goddess Samsara. Maybe she’s a mystic…her hair done up in a voluminous, spun cotton turban which came out soft looking, like a cotton candy of sheer fabric. I

New for April 2018

April began with a full moon and botanical alchemy exploration; a process whereby we make a mordant (a concoction of vinegar and rusty nails or other metals), squish leaves and flowers between paper, bind it all up with twine and let it stew for a day or so (you can

Use Photoshop Elements to Analyze Your Favorite Artist

My favorite artists change all the time. One I’m enamored with right now is Erin Gregory because she uses a lot of color, and I love color too! When I paint with watercolors, I arrange all my colors in a really large palette and just intuitively pull and mix on

New for March 2018

The month began with a much anticipated class on painting the divine feminine in alignment with the new moon… a most creative time. Toward that end, I channeled my divine feminine in rich blues and greens. This is the forest goddess Tara. She was made from tears shed by her

Mixed Bag of Paintings Jan 2018

Wow, where did January go? I have been painting almost daily and doing some larger works too and revisiting Encaustics! Watercolor is where I began and I go back to it like seeing an old friend…so January was full of those. I especially love using a Stabilo pencil with water

Daily (Almost) Painting Dec 2017

You can find all my daily paintings in my ETSY store. Here’s the rundown for December 2017:

Tutorial Review: Artist Lynne Hoppe

I’ve admired some of Lynne Hoppes’ art for awhile. First, because I love painting faces. Second, because the simplicity of her art is divine and third the color combinations! The artist has written out the steps for her face painting process in her blog “how I paint faces” so let’s

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