December 2, 2019

“The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.” 

- Yasunari Kawabata,

Palm-of-the-Hand Stories

As I drove down our 7 miles of dirt road the other nig...

September 16, 2019

"If I live a thousand years, I could not paint all the things that come into my mind."

 - Charlie Russell, 1919

As soon as I read the quote above from Charlie Russell, I felt a kinship and an acknowledgement that as an artist, my work is never done.  The quote also made...

August 14, 2019

"...trees as a metaphor for self-examination by acknowledging our roots, finding our heartwood, and focusing on how we can branch out to provide shade and fruits for others."

 - Karen Marcus

Life Coach

Our world has moved through the industrial age and now we're in the te...

December 31, 2018

"Knowing someone who belongs to another species can enlarge your soul in surprising ways."

Sy Montgomery

How to be a Good Creature

I suppose I should have painted a reflection in water for this blog post, given the title, but I was instead inspired to paint Mocha, a swee...

December 2, 2018

"But alone in distant woods or fields, in unpretending sprout lands or pastures tracked by rabbits, even on a black and, to most, cheerless day, like this, when a villager would be thinking of his inn, I come to myself, I once more feel myself grandly related, and that...

November 5, 2018

"One thing that always stuck out in my mind was the belief in significance of “tenacity over talent.” I really took that to heart, and decided to put in the work. I call it “miles on the brush.” There are no shortcuts to getting good."

Bev Jozwiak, Watercolor Artist

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