Somewhat monthly postings about what's on the easel, upcoming events, artful travel, resources, and other things related to eco art and creativity...


Winter Field Journal (Part 2)

The Art of Experimentation/Play April Mantra: Breathe and Observe, Deeply During the first week-long "Winter Field Project", I focused on observation, meditation, and sketching. Having no pressure to “make a work of art” definitely kept my mood open, and I think that helped me notice more details, like the variations in the reflections as I noted in Part 1 (hyperlink to part 1). On day 5, I’d planned to wrap up the week with some plein air painting. After my daily visits so f

Winter Field Journal (Part 1)

The Art of Observation March Mantra: Embrace My Inner Badass After working on Coastal last fall, which was inspired by site-based watercolor sketches from sunny, breezy, and cool summer days on the Oregon Coast, I realized how much the real-time experience of sketching and painting in the changing weather, winds, light and topography of a location impacts how I feel about it and how I paint it back at the studio. The Coastal works have a watery and windy look to them, with oi