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  • Education and experience

    I have been tied up with some challenges with my daughter’s school, and right now don’t feel capable of much writing besides, “Waaah,” or maybe “f*** this!” Not necessarily in that order.…

  • The big phony

    I recently had a studio visit with a woman who has been collecting my work for years. She is also one of the better people I have had the good luck to…

  • The reason

    This week I was very happy to sell the first two pieces from my new Cultivation series, as well as a couple of oil paintings, including this one, Compass. And I was…

  • SOS

    I tackled photographing my own work this week, and here is an important tip I can now give you that will make your own attempts at photographing artwork easier: Have someone else…

  • The golden thread

    I finally finished the last Cultivation piece! As usual, I was stuck because I needed to take a step back: redo the background before finalizing the people. Once I did that, everything…

  • Spelunk, boom, hold

    What a difference a change in your space can make. I felt an overwhelming urge to move things around on the “dry” (no oil painting) side of my studio this week, and…

  • To tell you the truth

    What is your purpose in life? It sounds like such an overwhelming question. But when my friend (and catalyst) Zarah recently asked me, the answer came so easily it made me laugh:…

  • Race you

    Yesterday I didn’t feel up to being very vertical, thanks to a cold, so I spent a number of hours lying down, creating outlines of silhouettes and batching them in Illustrator, so…