Aloha Portland! It's so nice to finally meet you! We only have 24 hours together. What shall we do?
I've always wanted to create a life in which I could do what I love (paint & teach Fearless Abstract Painting) and travel with the man I love. Somebody pinch me! This is a dream come true for me.
Rolling vineyards, oak forests, postage stamp towns, meandering country roads, family wineries, legendary landmarks, and 2-days of Fearless Abstract Painting in Sonoma, CA. A heartfelt "Thank You" for your attentiveness, receptivity & your welcoming heart. xx
Hello San Francisco! It's so nice to finally meet you! We only have 10 hours together. What do we do?
My upcoming workshop in Sonoma, CA on February 3 & 4 is Sold Out! In response to the high demand, we've decided to offer a second workshop:
Fearless Abstract Painting Workshop | 2-days
Date: Tuesday, February 20 & Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM (12 hours)
Location: Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA
For more information & to register: http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org/
Space is limited to 12 participants.
Not long after we arrived at our off-grid homestead, we realized that our hot water heater had burst, and drained our 5,000-gallon water tank. Our entire water supply. When you live off-grid, this is considered an emergency situation. Simply stated: Water is life, and without water, there is no life.
An art studio with an ocean view, using leaves as stencils, eating from a basketful of start fruit, drying our paintings in the Hawaiian sun, making friends to last a lifetime & having my husband join the class impromptu. My heart is full. Thank you to everyone who made our Fearless Mixed Media Workshop a huge success. XO
True to my “I refuse to read paint product labels” philosophy, my method for varnishing is quite unorthodox. It involves using varnish in ways that are not recommended by artists and paint companies. Still, I love my way of varnishing! It’s quick, easy and hassles free. So despite all of the contradictory advice out there, I am going to keep using varnish in my own way, and I hope you love it too.
This afternoon, as I made my way home at the end of another highly physical work day, I looked down at my $200 Citizens of Humanity skinny-jeans and took note: Faded, caked in mud, stretched in all the wrong places (due to constant washing and drying at the local coin laundry), and near-holes everywhere.
Translucent layering is my favorite technique to create depth, add harmony & change the mood of my paintings. In the following blog post, I describe 2 types of translucent layering techniques & how to apply them.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.