Art Blog

Welcome to my art blog where you’ll find weekly updates regarding my latest work, exhibitions and artistic journey. My blog is my online journal. I love talking with viewers and fellow artists so  feel free to comment or ask me a questions on any of my posts!

 

M is for Mother

It was only after I became a mom that I truly truly realized how hard my mom worked and how many sacrifices she made simply to ensure that she could give me the best in life.

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A Few of My Favourites

Today, as part of Leslie Saeta’s 30 day challenge I’ve posted a collage with a few of my favourite pieces.

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The Making of a Masterpiece

I recently read an article entitled “The Making of a Masterpiece” by Richard McKinley, in the Pastel Journal Magazine. McKinley discusses what it takes for an artist to go from a blank sheet of paper or canvas to a masterpiece.

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A Drawing Competition & A Lil Seperation Anxiety

For the last 2 weeks I have been working steadily on my entry for the inaugural annual Drawing Competition held by the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard. Submissions which were due today April 21st.

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Artists & Sensitivity

‘The arts are more dangerous than other occupations, because they require sensitivity to a large extent… If you go too far you can pay a price — you can be too sensitive to live in this world.’

- Terence Ketter of Stanford University

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These shoes are made for walkin!

I’m forever amazed by how the simplest of subject matter can make for an exciting drawing or painting. Recently, in a drawing session taught by Bermudian artist Emma Ingham, we focused on the emotion of line.

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Illuminance

I must have a thing for purples and reds over the last few months. I’m noticing my latest still life pieces have a warm earthy scheme. It must be my rebellion to winter. Summer I’m ready!  I’ve got plans for this island landscape that surrounds me.

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The Depths

Lately I’ve been focusing on creating greater contrasts in my paintings to increase the value/light variations. My latest painting shown below is entitled ‘The Depths”. The vibrant pears appear to be emerging from a dark depths of the bowl.

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Get it in!

I recently discussed the drawing workshop which I began in early February. We’ve been working steadily on live drawing and how to “see” values. Values are the lights and darks, highlights and shadows etc. on an object.

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