A Beautiful Home

Today I was in store for a real treat: I went back to the home of the collector who’d bought my huge abstract painting, the one I had stretched in her driveway a few weeks ago. She also bought a lot of other paintings, including The Blue Sea, currently in her bedroom. Some of myContinue reading “A Beautiful Home”

Gratitude

I was working on a large abstract painting on Facebook Live when my friend texted to say Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. I kind of broke down during the show – which involved reminding everyone to double check their voter registration status and make sure they vote, giving a mini-lecture on the Constitution, and a fewContinue reading “Gratitude”

Mushrooms

After a few kind of blah days, today had a different energy to it – perhaps the New Moon? There were several moments of serendipity in which I felt connected to people I’m close to (obviously not physically, haha!). After finishing Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia last night, I’d been thinking of mushrooms and resolvingContinue reading “Mushrooms”

Tiny Horses

After yesterday’s big blue painting, today I figured it was fun to create something really small: teeny tiny carousel horse paintings that can be used as luggage tags or Christmas decorations, or any number of things. Because obviously carousel horses are very useful, especially teeny tiny ones. Today was also the first day of theContinue reading “Tiny Horses”

Blue Remedy

I read some stuff about Mars Retrograde and learned that the color blue is supposed to mitigate the effects it has on us. So today I decided to make a big blue painting. It definitely helped. I think it’s a soothing presence. Editing Glory Days, or rather getting reacquainted with it, is moving way tooContinue reading “Blue Remedy”

1898

Slowly, very very slowly, I’m getting reacquainted with the manuscript for Glory Days. I decided to do a fashion sketch to get myself back into thinking about what Aimée would have worn in 1898. It helped a little bit, and I’m hoping to make more progress tomorrow. It’s been a weird day. The stars andContinue reading “1898”

Blue and Gold

Aimée is back from the editor and I need to get reacquainted with her. I love this story so much, I’m almost afraid to touch it. Today I only went through the manuscript reading the editor’s comments. I also played around a bit with cover ideas to get myself back into the mood of theContinue reading “Blue and Gold”

Betty at the Pool

Inspired by a post by the Bryan Museum, this watercolor, which makes me think of Betty in Storms of Malhado, was something I just had to paint. And a few magical things happened while I was painting it. It pretty much painted itself, the watercolors being all loose and flowy and fun, the way watercolorsContinue reading “Betty at the Pool”

What Makes an Evening Unforgettable?

One of the things my mentor and I have in common, aside from the art stuff, and a propensity to joke around relentlessly, is our appreciation for the finer things in life – luxury goods and luxury establishments offering unforgettable experiences. But what makes an experience unforgettable? My mentor and I love to discuss andContinue reading “What Makes an Evening Unforgettable?”