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The Wastelands

The Wastelands

  As the title would suggest, this post is about what I like to refer to as the wastelands. While there are some really beautiful and unique areas in and around Moab, the vast majority of the area is wastelands. Nothing really grows there or […]

January 2018: 30 in 30 Challenge – Days 5-11

January 2018: 30 in 30 Challenge – Days 5-11

  Number 5 started out as something completely different. I spent an hour and a half working on that painting before finally deciding I hated it and wiped it. I’ve only wiped a canvas once or twice before, so it was a really hard decision. […]

Sledding in Moab

Sledding in Moab

  Moab isn’t really a great sledding area, but we try. We got around 8 inches of snow before Christmas so we made the most of it before it melted. The pup Whiskey was thrilled with the snow once he realized it wasn’t going to […]

January 2018: 30 in 30 Challenge – Days 1-4

January 2018: 30 in 30 Challenge – Days 1-4

  I finally started a real 30 in 30 challenge. I will paint one 6×6 inch alla prima painting every day for 30 days. I waffled back and forth about whether to start now or wait until February. February is when Leslie Saeta would be […]

Rim Sunset

Rim Sunset

  Happy New Year! It finally looks like winter. Yay! We got around 8 inches of snow a few days before Christmas and enjoyed every minute of it. This photo is of the sunset on Christmas from the Rim Trail courtesy my husband. He had […]

2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

  2017 was a very productive year for me. By far the most productive year I’ve ever had, and that includes my school years. This year, I completed 43 paintings and have grown considerably as an artist. To compare, I finished 26 paintings total in […]

Russian Orthodox Churches in Kodiak

Russian Orthodox Churches in Kodiak

  Merry Christmas! All of the presents have been opened and it has finally calmed down. Here are some old photos from the Kodiak days. The two most beautiful buildings in downtown Kodiak, Alaska are the two Russian Orthodox churches. The town itself is a […]

Master’s Touch Oil Paints Review & Gun Still Life

Master’s Touch Oil Paints Review & Gun Still Life

    I promise I will get to the review, but first, a new painting and the reason for the review. This painting is a birthday present for my husband. I’ve never painted anything specifically for him before so I asked him if he was […]

Snowy Dead Plants

Snowy Dead Plants

  There still isn’t any snow here in Southeastern Utah. Not even on the mountains. I’m afraid if this keeps up, next year is going to be rough. Aside from the cold here and there, it doesn’t even feel like winter. To make it feel […]

Third Alla Prima Pumpkin Attempt

Third Alla Prima Pumpkin Attempt

  Ok, the ugly truth is I haven’t yet succeeded in an alla prima painting yet. I have made some serious progress toward it though.┬áThis one was done in less than two hours and only two layers. The part where I really saw the improvement […]