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Monthly Archives: December 2011

2012 Non-Goals

I hope everybody has a prosperous and productive New Year. Because 2011 was so crazy for me and I have no idea what will happen in 2012, I’ve decided not to declare any set goals. I did write a list of things that I would like to accomplish, but I have no idea if any […]

2011: Year in Review

2011 was a big year for me, although not so much on the art front. I did have goals for this year, but other things took up my energy. Even though things weren’t as productive as I’d like in terms of my artwork, I did have quite the year personally. I had quite a few deaths […]

More Roses

This year when I felt like painting all I seemed to want to paint was florals. And I’m still not sick of them! I’m currently making sketches for some new rose paintings. I made this one while I was waiting for Cate to fall asleep one night.

Merry Christmas 2011

This is the last of my mini fruit still lifes. I really loved painting them and I hope that you enjoyed looking at them. I’m wishing all my readers a festive Christmas this year. I am having an especially good Advent season and I hope it is the same for you all as well.

Non-Stressful Christmas!

This is the first year that I can remember that I haven’t been stressed out over Christmas. I decided not to gift anyone artwork this year, and my family decided on a one present per person policy which really simplifies shopping. Now that my shopping is all done and I don’t feel “pressurized,” I actually […]

Pear Slices 2

Here is another composition of sliced pears, this time with bold blue shadows. I really like the combination of blue and brown. Now that I have both ultramarine blue and raw umber on my palette, I think I’ll really enjoy myself.

Pear Slices 1

In reality, this pear was unripe and not very good for eating. It was sitting on a plate getting kind of slimy when I painted this little still life, but I like the way the painting turned out. The blog Orangette recently had a lovely piece about poached pears. I would love to try it […]


I’ve been posting to Pinterest for the past few months, whenever I find an interesting image that I want to save. Pinterest is a great site for finding online inspiration, and I love to browse through other people’s pins. If you use Pinterest, feel free to follow me, and leave a comment so I can […]

3 Year Blog Anniversary

I never really commemorated blog anniversaries before, but I was looking through my archives the other day and I realized that my blog is turning three today. I have been posting my work elsewhere online since 2005, but this is the first blog that I’ve really made “my own.” The above painting is another one […]

Blue Bookmarks

I decided to make more bookmarks in the same vein as these. I really didn’t have any use for them though, but thankfully I knew three people in need of a new bookmark.