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”

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”

Still Abstract

Today I still felt the need to make an abstract painting. I used the same juxtaposition of freedom and geometry, but I used different colors. I also decided it was time to announce something mega exciting I’ve been cooking up: On September 8th, on the anniversary of the Great Storm of 1900, for the officialContinue reading “Still Abstract”

Storm of Emotions

I remember how only two years ago, I had such a hard time with abstract art. Now it’s my go-to for whenever I need to process complicated emotions. It feels good to have that outlet, that way to let myself experience my own moods without trying to control the outcome. And I’m glad I’ve gottenContinue reading “Storm of Emotions”

Stretch Your Limits

Several really cool things happened today. One is that for the first time ever, I stretched a painting all by myself. I used to not have the strength to do this, and it caused me endless grief, especially during the Escapist Mentorship Program when I wanted to stretch and sell some really big paintings butContinue reading “Stretch Your Limits”

Bartholomew’s Playground

John does this thing where he works on large abstract paintings outside in his driveway. Having full access to his driveway I decided I had to give this a try. I brought my own canvas and paints from home, because I’m not a total mooch, but since he insisted that I am indeed a totalContinue reading “Bartholomew’s Playground”