Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


"Amazed Pears" is a pastel done fall 2007 during my "food drawing using pastels" project in Jane Terzis' UAS drawing class. i love the colors... but i didn't like it at first. i figure that was because i still am relatively a beginner using color. Pastels are so great!

Yesterday i went to the Pastels workshop taught by Barbara Craver, wonderful artist in Juneau. It was fun fun fun and i learned about "supports" for the pastel medium....that is, the paper, board or whatever you paint on. Tried out different types of pastels and different methods of preparing the support. It was a blast! I think the best tip from the class for me was that you can use Turpenoid or alcohol to make a wash or underpainting for your piece. Thanks Barbara!!