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.


Painting class

As beginning painters, we have assignments to help learn basic painting techniques. After our color chart, we painted sky and now we are painting a stuffed animal. My sky is almost out of our atmosphere, you can see outer space! I will put the sky painting here as I think it is nearly finished.


Returning to UAS classes!

UAS (University of Alaska-Southeast) classes started August 28. I am taking the History of Modern Art and Beginning Painting, both taught by Artist/Professor Jane Terzis.

First thing we did in painting was a color chart - so great for getting back (after a 38 year break) to mixing oils to see what happens.

Our next assignment is to "paint sky" which is sometimes very calming and in the next moment very frustrating.