The Release

Everyone has their morning ritual. After the customary shower and making of coffee, I usually pause at my kitchen window and see what the world has to show me through that glass lamina to the outer world. The rain started in the wee-hours of the morning, and the first thing I noticed was the beauty […]

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So… “What’s It To You?!”

“Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.”  – Vincent Van Gogh __________________________________ A few weeks ago, I had a dear, fellow artist friend ask me what I would do in a certain scenario she encountered. A viewer of her work commented to her that he or she  just “couldn’t […]

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Why the self portrait?

One of the first assignments given to me when I was a college freshman in a 100 level drawing class was to do a self-portrait. Lots of grumbling from the class. I remember receiving extra credit for bringing one-foot-square mirrors in for the entire class. Butt-kisser, is what you’re thinking. Actually, my husband works for a glass […]

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Remember. [ArtHouse’s Sketchbook Project]

As I did last year, I’m continuing to take part in The Sketchbook Project: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/ If you’re feeling extra spry, you can get a look at last year’s submission by going here: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/users/waters-color-studio/artwork I’m not particularly pleased with last year’s sketchbook, since I literally shoved it through my studio in less than a week. The deadline […]

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Good riddance 2011. Welcome 2012.

2011 brought a wave of personal craziness, and I for one have never been more ready to leave a year than this one. However, with craziness comes sweet fodder for an awesome art fire (which is what I call burning creativity within me—that is “art fire”). Some of these pieces are finished, and many others just […]

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My resolution to concentrate on….

Me. Very narcissistic, it may seem — I mean, on the surface. In fact, it’s more about my art. All humans have their passion. And all humans end up having to set that passion aside for what’s called LIFE. Now, I mean no disrespect, because I wouldn’t trade where I am (or moreover, who I am) for the […]

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