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My Birthday Gift to You!

It’s my Birthday next week. To be honest I’ve kind of been dreading it. Birthdays used to be my absolute favorite. My mom always made them so special when I was a child growing up. But the older I get, the less excited I am.   With each passing birthday I can feel myself getting more contemplative, thinking more about …

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Picking a Palette

I am in the habit of evaluating my palette every few seasons. When I say palette I mean the colors that I am painting with most on a regular basis. It is very easy for artists to get stuck in color ruts or rely on the same colors over and over. While familiarity is good the question I want to …

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Oil Mediums

  Last week on my Instagram story I took a poll to which more than 70% of you didn’t know that adding water to thin down oils was an art “no no.” It’s not because the all-powerful art gods said so, it’s mostly just really frowned upon. Here’s why adding water to oil paints isn’t the best choice for your …

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Pieces of Cheer Originals

Pieces of Cheer are Originals that are an extension of the of the Fragments of Reality Pieces I released in November 2017. These pieces are made with with acrylics, graphite, and rose gold. Each piece comes sealed and framed in a glass floater frame with a black rim. Each piece may be hung or stood up with the kickstand included. …