Inktober 2018

I’ve been participating in Inktober 2018. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a movement reportedly instituted by Jake Parker in 2009 where artists create one ink drawing a day, every day, for the month of October. You can read all about that here at Jake’s website. This is my first year participating. I haven’t […]

#ArtistCommunity May Challenge – Ocean Theme

I was really excited when Kat Skinner first announced the ocean theme challenge for May. I love the ocean and enjoy painting beaches and ocean scenes. Then, a few days after that, I got a commission to paint something ocean related, yet totally different! My client sent me a photograph–a stunning, awe inspiring photograph, of […]

New Acrylic Painting – Butterflies in Croatian Lavender

I finally got my work table cleaned off enough that I could do some painting. I previously bought a couple of small 4″x4″ mini canvases that I wanted to use. Browsing at, I found the most outstanding shot of some small, yellow butterflies (I love butterflies!) fluttering around lavender growing along a rocky bank […]