Paul gets the workshop under way with a demo at Carmel River State Beach. I headed down the road April 21 for a plein air workshop with an artist I’ve admired for some time, Paul Kratter. I’ve always been sorry that I missed having him as an instructor […]
I’ll be bringing original paintings, drawings, location watercolors and some of my Mongolia journals, too.
Last month I signed onto a, shall we say, personal services site for the free 14 day trial period. I don’t want to identify the company or the category since I do not want to harm any innocent parties. Or get sued. I used the site for a […]
Two years ago, in 2015, we spent a some time in England before going on to a business meeting my husband had in Bucharest, Romania ( you can read about my adventure there here). My main hobby is gardening. In England it’s a passion, to put it mildly. […]
When I was working towards a degree in illustration at what was then the Academy of Art Collegs in the late 1980s, the question came up in one class about how far to go trying to make a piece work and, if it’s not, should one start over. […]
I went on my first trip to Kenya in January of 1999 to participate in an Earthwatch Institute-sponsored project studying lake ecology at Lake Naivasha. But first I arranged to spend five days in the Masai Mara at what was then called Camp Kicheche. I arrived incredibly jet-lagged […]
This quote from Vincent van Gogh is from “Dear Theo”, the collected letters from him to his brother Theo, edited by Irving Stone. It is a remarkable first person account of his life by a great artist. Well worth a read and you can get it here.
I’m open right now for North Coast Open Studios! Nice turnout this morning and early afternoon, including one woman who has been interested in the Przewalski’s horse/takhi since she was s child. I was able to share with her not only photos but video that I shot at […]
Today I’m turning the blog over to my friend and colleague Andrew Denman, who works at the cutting edge of contemporary animal art. This essay “The Primacy of Subject” appeared in his March 2017 newsletter. It is “reprinted” here in its entirety with his permission. All rights are […]
In a country where 100km is a good day’s travel on the earth roads that serve most of it, we had just learned from locals at Baruunbayan-Ulaan, a soum center where we had stopped to get petrol, that the heavy log and plank bridge we heading for in […]