Water, water-falling, water-flowing, streams, rivers, the ocean…all bring a bit of calmness.  I needed that calm this week.  I have been painting a lot in different mediums, which can be difficult changing from one to the other, like going from speaking and thinking in English and then changing back and forth to Italian.  Oh brother…mind
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St. Catherine of Siena, 24x18, Oil, SoldSt Catherine of Siena, Private Collection at Mt. Carmel Monastery

More about St. Catherine of Siena

In my last post, I gave a little history on the saint that I am painting, St. Catherine of Siena, but there is a lot more to her story.  She was born in Siena, Italy, during the black death era.  She was one of 25 children borne to the same mother, of which 13 survived.  She
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It’s not “newsday tuesday” yet?

So I just got this new app today to test my blogging of “newsday tuesday” while on the road or away from my studio. Hopefully this works great and I can add images and respond…and be creative! In my last blog, I promised to work on something spiritual…so I am painting St. Catherine of Siena
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Tuscan Study, 9x12, Oil

Wishing I were in Tuscany

My friend and artist, Niki Gulley has been in France and Italy conducting Art Treks this summer.  She did a painting on location similar to this, so I decided to pretend I was there, as well.  I felt like I was part of the group!  I painted this on a 9 x 12 oil canvas panel
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Backroad to Siena, 40x40 Acrylic

My Van Gogh!

While in Italy before my wedding, we took a road trip around Tuscany.  The scenery is breathtaking.  I couldn’t get enough of it!  Stopping along the way to take pictures became a challenge on some of the very small country roads but well worth it in the end.  I painted this just the other day from one
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Poppies Gone Wild, Sold

It’s a beginning!

My first time to blog.  This is funny to me because I am a woman of few words.  I say it like it is and don’t find a need to beat around the bush.  Sometimes I am too serious…but when no one is watching, I dance around the room and act goofy! I am calling
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