In my Studio — New Painting

Grunge and Luxe: Indigo, Teal and Gold

New Collection New Painting

Grunge and Luxe: Indigo, Teal and Gold

With its teal and indigo grunge background, and the luxurious gold foil accents, this new series works in a high-ceiling brownstone loft as well as in a corporate environment.  The "Deep Sea" collection consists of 3 different paintings that complement each other, but work just as well on their own as a statement piece.  Deep Sea Tide Deep Sea Zen Deep Sea Currents Collect them all - or mix and match different sizes for a unique gallery wall.  These three new pieces are available as fine art giclee prints and as canvas art.  Plus: find them on high-quality home decor...

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Why is it so dang hard for me to maintain my newsletter?

Art Business New Painting Social Media

Why is it so dang hard for me to maintain my newsletter?

I guess deep down we all know that it is important for any business to maintain an email list and keep our potential and recurring customers informed about whatever is happening in our studio and our business. But for some reason I am struggling to regularly write to my email contacts and remind them that I'm still here, chipping away, making art. From time to time I resolve to update my subscribers more regularly, write two newsletters in one month, and then ... crickets. This pattern repeats itself over and over.    A couple of years ago, I thought that...

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Watercolor Wall Art: Terracotta and soft neutral pastels

Interior Design New Collection New Painting

Watercolor Wall Art: Terracotta and soft neutral pastels

Trendspotting: Watercolor Wall Art. Terracotta and soft neutrals such as mint and indigo stay on trend for home interior decor colors in 2020 and 2021.  Did you know that the word “terracotta” comes from the Italian words for “baked earth"? Since the well-known terracotta pottery is made by baking clay, that only makes sense!  Terracotta has been one of the trendiest colors for home decor and interior design this year. And from all that I can see in the trend forecasts, it will continue strong throughout the upcoming years.    One of the reasons that it's so popular with interior designers is...

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Painting a portrait with a limited color palette

Acrylics New Painting Technique

Painting a portrait with a limited color palette

  There comes a time when you realize you’ve been down too long. There is no turning the page, the only way out is to close the book. The inspiration behind my newest painting was the moment of realization that you've been down too long, that you have to close the book on a relationship, and showing the strength to walk away and start over. As substrate I used a 16x20" gessoed wood board, and I started with a rough sketch in bold black outlines.  When I imagined the piece in my head and began to mix the colors, I...

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The silver lining to the isolation: Excursion into Portraits

Acrylics New Painting

The silver lining to the isolation: Excursion into Portraits

“The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant Everyone is working to adapt to a changing situation right now, and my art is no exception.  Until COVID-19 my focus was on abstracts in alcohol inks. You might not know it, but one material that is required to create the wonderful movement and flow of inks, is isopropyl alcohol. Due to COVID-19, rubbing alcohol (= isopropyl alcohol) is urgently required for disinfection in hospitals, as well as in professional and home environments. Shelves in drug stores are empty - it's almost impossible to come...

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