This is my place for unfinished works and ongoing thoughts.

My poolside read: Art and Fear

Every now and again, I stand in front of the yawning empty canvas of my art career and I find myself paralyzed by the possibilities. Have you been there? I'm sure you've been somewhere similar, even if it's not in front of a blank paper. I've picked up many tricks for...

Words in Watercolor

I'm so excited about a new series of small paintings paired with bible verses. These prints are inspired by my gratitude for so blessings – including the privilege of exploring my faith through my paintings.   These professionally printed artworks are...

Reflecting on Russell Jewell’s June 2018 workshop

Russell Jewell: https://www.russelljewell.com I took the opportunity to attend a workshop from Russell Jewell at the Anderson Arts Center this weekend. It was a two-day workshop attended by nine other experienced watercolorists. We learned about Russell’s...

Prints for sale now

I can create a print just for you!  It may take up to two weeks to ship your custom print. Many of these are ready to ship today.  Contact me if you need it right away. I have affixed this archival art print to a finished wood panel with permanent glue,...

New Anderson Artist Guild member!

I am a new Anderson Artists Guild member. I moved to Anderson from Burlington, NC in the summer of 2017.  I have participated in Art on the Town and was also juried into shows at the Gateway Arts Center in Westminster, SC and the Artists of the Upstate show in...

Smell my papers.

My watercolor paper has a smell. It might be the sizing, but the unique smell and feel of the paper is like no other art material I can find. When I stretch the highest quality paper I can find, the smell of the paper assures me that I am selling my clients the some...

New! Mounted Watercolors

Many of my watercolors are not precious little things that will be framed under glass. They leap out from the wall unadorned - nothing but the paper mounted to a board. They are permanently glued to a basswood panel, then finished with varnish, acrylic mediums, and...

Why I love creating personalized art

When I was a kid, I drew unicorns on the backs of all my school papers.  In high school, I carried a sketchbook and sat in the back of the classroom hoping for my next art class.  In college, I spent a semester in Europe traveling with a backpack full of watercolor...

Rough vs Cold Press Arches paper – bad batch of paper?

      A side-by-side scan at 400 dpi of a wash in Windsor and Newton phthalo turquoise.    This is on rough finish and cold press paper, 140 lb Arches.  I'm concerned about the "pinpricks" on the cold press paper.  After laying down repeated washes, the...

New Art Supplies!

February was a month of intense searching and experimentation for me.  This morning I had the opportunity to visit the home and studio of Liz and Al Stiene, where I purchased a few papers and artists boards.  I intend to begin mounting some of my watercolors on...

Beginning the year with a new planner!

  Starting January 1, 2018, I have begun to map my days using the Self Journal. I heard about the journal in my Tracking Wonder business group, and I’m excited to train myself to track my time with purpose and accountability. The journal begins by asking you to...

Finding Purpose, a response to Quest instigations

Quest with me at http://trackingwonder.com/quest-2018/ When we get clarity on what we want to create and it's for the greater good of humanity, then that vision can happen more easily. When we make space to show up this way, the universe will fill it with our desires,...