Painting & Writing
Reasons to Keep Painting

Reasons to Keep Painting

From another late-blooming painter and former President, comes  an argument that supports my reasons to keep painting: I wanted to make sure the last chapters of my life were full, and painting, it turns out, has helped occupy not only space but opened my mind....

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He’s Not Perfect, But He’s Done

He’s Not Perfect, But He’s Done

Someone shared a photo of an owl hidden in plain sight in a wood awhile back. I loved it, and set about to paint it. Doug said I just should have painted a tee and put a couple of burning eyes in, and add a white halo. He had a point. I might have finished sooner. But...

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One of My Regrets

One of My Regrets

One of my regrets is not pursuing art. I remember only one acquaintance in high school who was bound and determined to pursue art – and she enrolled in the Maryland Institute of Art: a daring choice the aspiring English major thought. I wonder where her choice took...

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This Isn’t Working!

This Isn’t Working!

This isn’t working I muttered to myself; this  painting is getting worse. Face it: I can’t make the colors or brush work together.  So, acknowledging it just was not working,  I am  giving up, for the second time, on this canvas. Why This Isn’t Working #1            I...

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