This painting was a commissioned piece. I matched the colors to the client’s rug. Rarely do I use this ruby red color or cobalt blue so this was a fun challenge. The birds look like they are just waking up on a misty morning.
I came home from Vermont and Maine really inspired to paint! The growing season is short and intense there. Wildflowers stood on the sides of roads. Practically every house had a charming garden bursting with colorful blooms. We visited several organic farms, one operated on the honor system. We chose our fresh picked corn, tomatoes […]
Last week I taught a class at the Thomasville Center for the Arts. I had 15 students eager to learn, some were professional artists, some budding artists. We had two hours to paint four layers (modifying my process) using a variety of materials, brushes, palette knives on an 16×20 wood panel. We had the hairdryers […]
We live in an outstanding community named the Miccosukee Land Cooperative, known as the Co-op. Besides close friendships and potluck dinners, we share a community center, an outdoor stage, a playground, a pool, a basketball court, and nature trails and boardwalks. This summer we offered a summer art camp that I was proud to be […]
FIRST FRIDAY Featuring Anne Hempel On Friday, April 4th, we will be featuring artist Anne Hempel. A graduate of Florida State and resident Tallahassean, Anne “specializes in nature-inspired, acrylic paintings on wood panels”.The evening will include our regular Happy Hour specials, live music and a meet and greet with Anne. We are honored to showcase […]
Network with Audubon board members, staff and supporters and hear an update on the legislative session. Hear the sounds of bluegrass band Midnight Rain, and enjoy appetizers, beer and wine. (Cash bar available.) Minimum recommended donation of $25 Cypress Restaurant 320 East Tennessee Street Tallahassee, Florida Special thanks to the Cypress Restaurant for hosting this […]
This painting, Spring Field, 36×36″ sold for $900. It is acrylic on wood paneling like all my work. My husband, Todd, who is a biologist (a.k.a. bug guy) builds all my frames. I painted it on the porch of my studio. I have a babysitter that comes twice a week to play with my 15 […]
I enjoy experimenting with texture and technique so much that the subject matter becomes less important to me than the exploration. I may begin with a general idea of what I’d like the painting to look like in the end but often times I’m figuring it out as I work. This is what I call […]