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A Cure for the Mid-Summer Blues (Newsletter 7/30/16)

Well, we've hit the sticky middle of summer with a vengeance this year in Southern California!  Ordinarily the early sunrises would inspire me to wake up and get some painting done in the mornings, but I have children who seem to pop out of bed the minute the sun is out.  So, painting time…(continue reading)

Winged Inspiration

Painting butterflies: why are they so appealing to artists?                        "Fleeting" 4 x 5.5 Pastel on Paper                       "Perched" 4.5 x 5.5 Pastel on PaperPurchase…(continue reading)

Who Qualifies as an Art Lover?

The term "art lover" pops up a lot in art marketing.  What does it mean to be an art lover? "Beach Stroll" 9 x 12 Pastel on PaperClick here to view details When I hear the phrase "art lover," I tend to visualize people with a glass of wine in their hands trying to talk over annoying…(continue reading)

Why Impressionism?

What is it about impressionism that draws so many people to it?  What motivates artists who paint in the impressionist style?"Bowing Oak" 9 x 12 Chalk pastel on flat canvasClick here to view large or purchase Impressionism was my first love as a young artist.  I had no desire to look at…(continue reading)

Pricing and Policy Guide

How do I price my artwork?  Use this handy guide to navigate my pricing and policies."Old Temecula Field" Click here to view large or purchase Whether I'm selling my work at a festival, online, or through a show, there is consistency in pricing, which I base on what I think of as…(continue reading)