Sunday, January 30, 2011

Morning inspiration

The last two days have warmed up and I've gotten up at sunrise to walk down to the little beach near my house. Both days I've first heard, then seen dolphins. It is such beautiful light...

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Ok, finally at least got paint to canvas! Or in this case clayboard. I love how the paint soaks into the white clay covering and how liquid it can be. This calls for more exploration. Here's a sample 6" x 6" experiment... we'll see where it goes.

Natural Inspiration

I've been spending alot of time hiking and exploring on the mild days interspersed in our Carolina winter. On a recent walk at the trail out at the Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores I was attracted to the wonderful colors of the lichens on the bark of the holly trees there. I took a couple snapshots. These look like abstract paintings in themselves.

Nature influences me in so many ways - shapes and colors like these, and emotionally by the lift it gives my spirit.

Finally got back in the studio today after taking a break for awhile. Feels good. We had an unusual 6 inches of snow yesterday and it's reflecting glorious light into my studio. More inspiration! Hopefully I'll have something to show for it soon...