Blue Stabilo Sketch Experiment

“Drawing removes the gates holding back the tide of experimentation”…(yea, I said that). In these 2 pieces, I sketched out the face loosely with a blue Stabilo pencil. If I hadn't spent the last 2 years learning to draw a face, she would look more like a 3 year old drawing. That said, I don't…

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 adorned her with white beads…

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 the fly. I've never seen…

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 father and now she nurtures…

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 give it a try! (I…

Daily (Almost) Painting Oct 2017

Having just come off the Inktober challenge in October,  I found myself pretty uninspired to create anything. EEEK! I was in the proverbial artist's block. I'd read it took some artists 5 years to get out of their own way...that was way too long for me. What to do? I tried several large portraits, tried…