Lewis University’s 8th Annual President’s Show

This year's first show was yet again one of my favorite places to visit, the Lewis University's 8th Annual President's Show.  I have also taken part in the past three years and have loved every second I step back onto campus.  I love going back there when ever I can.  It feels like I am … Continue reading Lewis University’s 8th Annual President’s Show

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"fall in love with the process of creating, it will only make your life more interesting" -- Rebe Banasiak --

Where has the time gone…

Wow! It has been about nine months since the last post.  Too much has been going on at work that posting what I am doing in the studio and in the exhibit halls has taken the back burner.  I have been trying to set time aside but to no avail, the time escapes me.  You … Continue reading Where has the time gone…

Ink is for the birds…

Today I am going to focus my post on ink painting, specifically, ink painting with acrylic inks and ink pens. I have fallen in love with my acrylic inks and ink paint pens. They are amazing and so versatile.  The wolf portrait I have been working on now for over a year (due to lack … Continue reading Ink is for the birds…

Getting that social media support, frustration with uncooperative clients and friends and family who want your art for free

I have been absent for a while and I do apologize for that but April has been very busy at work with the bombardment of projects that I have slightly neglected both at the real job and in the studio (GASP, I’m neglecting my art) and the fact that another year in the life of … Continue reading Getting that social media support, frustration with uncooperative clients and friends and family who want your art for free

Nigel, the Brown pelican – Part 2

Nigel is back and finally finished! In my last post about the brown pelican, Nigel (yes, after the pelican from Finding Nemo), I wrote about how I started to create this illustration: drawing the outline, shading and color decisions, and starting detail.  This post touches on the rest of detail and making decisions about whether … Continue reading Nigel, the Brown pelican – Part 2

#5dayartchallenge Day 5

I was nominated to do the #5dayartchallenge by one of my besties, Frank. So, for the next five days I will be posting three pieces of art I have done over the past 20 years here, on Instagram and on my Facebook page. Hope you all enjoy the next five days. #5dayartchallenge Day 5 Now … Continue reading #5dayartchallenge Day 5

#5dayartchallenge Day 4

I was nominated to do the #5dayartchallenge by one of my besties, Frank. So, for the next five days I will be posting three pieces of art I have done over the past 20 years here, on Instagram and on my Facebook page. Hope you all enjoy the next five days. #5dayartchallenge Day 4 So, … Continue reading #5dayartchallenge Day 4

#5dayartchallenge Day 3

I was nominated to do the #5dayartchallenge by one of my besties, Frank. So, for the next five days I will be posting three pieces of art I have done over the past 20 years here, on Instagram and on my Facebook page. Hope you all enjoy the next five days. #5dayartchallenge Day 3 Now, … Continue reading #5dayartchallenge Day 3