Creating…

In a recent conversation I was finally able to put into words something I’ve known since I was a child. While admitting my struggle to find the inspiration to paint a complex, commissioned watercolor piece that I was asked to do many months ago. The other person said, “It’s hard

The Herd

My recent challenge for a fall painting was… Create a Marshall painting that a man would like. I googled ‘buffalo herd’, and this image was my favorite: The colors were dull but I liked the sunlight effects, and  the sense of movement was perfect, I was also excited at the

Limited Edition Art Cards

In 2015 during a particularly difficult time in my life, many friends reached out to me with gestures of love, and I wanted to thank them. Nathan, my step-son, brought me flowers, so I painted this watercolor… Then Office Depot made inexpensive prints on cardstock, and I found BIG envelopes

My Wood Panel Prints Are Ready!

Finally after months of working on this plan, my very first wood panel prints are ready! Here’s what I did: First I stained the sides of 12″ x 16″ wood panels different colors, like this green… Then I mounted prints of my bison pastel painting on top.   Last, I

Old Main with a New Look

I created this watercolor of Old Main in 2015, and I still sell giclée prints of it in several gift shops.  I recently painted Old Main in pastels, (I added a watermark to the photo:) but what I’m excited about are new display options I’m creating for those looking for

Capitol or Capital??

I’m at the Capitol (building) … in our capital city (Charleston) frequently these days… so I decided to paint it… twice! I probably should have painted the Kanawha River view…  with a reflection… I’ll do that next time! Thanks for following along, Linda    

I’m in love with pastels!

So I did this pastel piece a couple of years ago… And shared the story here. Like many artists, I enjoy trying different forms of media… and I wrote about that in my little art bio last year, but.. I’ve been primarily focused on watercolor for a while, and I even made the

My 2018 Calendar is FINISHED!!

I’ve kept this year’s calendar paintings secret, only showing you two: Marshall’s new engineering complex and our state capitol building. But now that I’m finished, I’m ready to show you all of them! For all the details of what they look like and how to get one (or two) go

From Start to Finish

Some people love before, during, and after photos. I’m one of those people. But that’s a big tease for this blog post because I pretty much forgot to take pictures, but I do have a few!Client photo… I know, absolutely adorable. But take note. Look at the all the obvious

I just LOVE a challenge!

When asked recently to paint a child’s portrait, I decided I would use pastels. I had used them for this painting of our neighbors’ dog, Tasha… here’s that story… But I felt the need to upgrade my materials; so I ordered professional grade soft pastels, and high quality pastel paper

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