My husband and I were in London recently taking a tour of Chelsea. Known as the epicenter of Swinging London in the 1960-70s, it was home to artists, musicians, and models. Though today it’s a more sedate upscale neighborhood, we were lucky enough to find one artist that still calls Chelsea home. Nick Bashall, one… [Read the rest of the post]
One suggestion to working faster and looser is to on start multiple paintings at one time. I use the same paper size and color palette to work up four different versions. That way, I can just move from painting to painting, adding a little here and there, letting it evolve more naturally. Everything is a… [Read the rest of the post]
I am so excited about my new wall easel from Paper Bird Studio & Design (aka Tueller Easel Company) custom built for me by Jason Tueller. To maximize the space in my smallish Colorado studio, I opted for this amazing wall easel. It’s over 100″ long and I can put up to four canvases… [Read the rest of the post]
I have moved my art studio many times over the years, and I would love to share a few tips I’ve learned. Tip #1: Get rid of as much as possible The less you have to move, the easier the move becomes. I’ve found the longer I’m in a location, the more stuff I accumulate. After… [Read the rest of the post]
Some paintings come easy, while others require a lot of work until I’m happy with them (or I throw them out). My painting Rock Garden was one of my more difficult pieces. On my first try, I ended up with this version. It had the elements of a strong composition with a clear focal point… [Read the rest of the post]
Why they had a baby, of course. I just discovered an art tool called the fine line painting pen by Loew Cornell. It’s advertised as a simple yet high-quality painting pen used to draw fine lines, or for lettering when a liner brush just won’t do. The only instructions were to fill the pen with ink… [Read the rest of the post]
I moved into a new art studio a couple of months ago. It has lovely wood floors, but I found them too dark for an art studio. I also worried about damaging them (I’m just renting the space). I found an easy, affordable solution by covering most of the floor with cream-colored carpet tiles from… [Read the rest of the post]
I am not a big fan of shopping. Don’t get me wrong. I love getting new clothes, yummy food from the grocery store, or pretty new earrings. But I just hate the actual going to the store, picking it out, and paying for it. And living in New York City, that includes schlepping it home… [Read the rest of the post]
An opportunity arose to move from my Long Island City studio into a studio just down the block from my current apartment in Greenwich Village. Basically, it shortens my roundtrip commute from over an hour to 5 minutes! I will miss my artist friends from my old studio building but not the subway commute. What would you… [Read the rest of the post]
I just delivered 29 of my paintings to Matted LIC for an upcoming solo exhibition…hence the empty wall in my studio. See all the nails without art hanging from them? This poor little painting didn’t make the cut! Opening night this Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6-8pm at Matted LIC, 46-36 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City. I… [Read the rest of the post]
Today is the last day of the LIC Arts Open and LIC Open Studios. At my studio today (12-6 pm), I will be giving away monotype notecards. I will also be demonstrating how I make these monotypes and the many layers it takes to create one. Please stop by to get your FREE notecard. Here’s… [Read the rest of the post]
Hundreds of open artists’ studios, dozens of art exhibits, live dance, music, and performance art will be happening during the LIC Arts Open 2016 from May 18 – 22. At Reis Studios (where my studio is located), there are 200 artists in my building plus many other artists in nearby studio buildings participating in the LIC Arts Open… [Read the rest of the post]
How to decorate envelopes using a GelliArts plate, acrylic paint, stencils, and pens.
Why make color charts? To keep you organized between multiple studios.