Golden Flowers

The is a 6×6 inch mixed media painting on canvas board. I’ve been painting flowers forever and they have become meditations. The patterns are not from nature but from memory. The colors and materials have a beautiful quality that makes me happy to look at. I hope you enjoy it too.

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Art Installation Photos: El vuelo de los espíritus

This October I had the opportunity to be lead painter in a community art installation project with Tracy Ferron’s Life On Earth Art and The Museum of Sonoma County’s 25th Annual “Día de los Muertos” Exhibition (Open October 16 – November 7, 2021). The installation is in the stairway leading up to the second floor…

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How to Make a Golden Dragon Wand

Here is the link to the playlist with the other tutorials I watched before making the dragon wand. https://vimeo.com/422197743

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Magic wands and fairy doors

The shipment of polymer clay arrived and work had begun on wands and doors. The wands are inspired by the costume project that includes tarot wand props. Doors are a theme in my recent work and these designs are inspired by Jake Folger, this guy, and I’m excited to move into dragons and mushrooms next.…

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New Work Up, Inspired by Art Inc., Audiobook

Recently I finished the Art Inc. Audiobook by Lisa Congdon. She did a great job of going over the details of ‘ Building Your Career as an Artist’. What I appreciated the most from listening to her was the attitude conveyed with her reading. It’s like a second layer of information is communicated with the tone of…

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16 small paintings – sunny ☀️ work in progress photos

This series is bright colors with metallic acrylics. The loose canvas rectangles are cut from a larger piece. The main painting from this canvas was double sided. I will put photos of the original in the collage below. A Rumi poem inspired some of this work. Physical separation of the head with a cut canvas…

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4 Door 12×12 paintings for CAW’s Ready to hang art show

CAW is an amazing community art space in Santa Barbara. Today they have a one day pop up show that features over 400 artworks, all 12×12 inches in size. I submitted four from my door series.

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Joyful old oil paint 🎨studio photos

You know that junk drawer in the desk?  I have something similar for oil paint. I haven’t purchased any new tubes because I’m moving toward non toxic art materials. Today I took some photos of the paint while I was working in the studio. It’s something I love, the oil painting process. Sometime the cap…

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