The Exactly Right Word

“Map of the Elusive Waterway” 11″ x 14″ acrylic Over the past year, I’ve been working my way up from small collages to larger canvas pieces and then up to even larger canvas pieces.  I’ve enjoyed every step of the way. The larger canvases gave me freedom to push some boundaries and experiment with new techniques – loosen my stays, so to speak, and get a … Continue reading The Exactly Right Word

Comparing Ourselves to Everybody in the Whole Damn World

Map of the Mojave Rain Forest 11″x14″ acrylic on canvas I was working away at the easel a week ago when I took a break and ran across an art news story that not only gave me pause, but stopped me dead in my pitiful tracks. It was the announcement that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has just made 375,000 art images available and free … Continue reading Comparing Ourselves to Everybody in the Whole Damn World

The Naming Game

When I was an art history student required to memorize names of artists, dates, places and works of art, my favorite title for an artwork was Marcel Duchamp’s “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even.”  The work itself is an abstract composition of glass, paint, dust and the workings of Duchamp’s mind, but the title – to me – is sheer poetry and adds to the intrigue … Continue reading The Naming Game


  January is now over and February is upon us.  I vowed to take the month of January off to recoup after the holidays and unsettling  news stories.  By the end of December, my painting mojo was on some other planet and I needed time to find it again.  So, no social activities, concerts or major events in quiet January. I broke the quiet last evening … Continue reading Resonance