Category Archives: making a living

Table Legs

I had the opportunity to repair the finish on these lovely legs from a family table, and now I paint them.  They were stacked in my finish studio for a long time in this manner and reminded me of ancient … Continue reading

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Sketches toward the commission

I work a couple of sketches similar to the commissioned pieces. trying strokes for leaves, sky variations, whatever I need to play with! The two small studies of bungalows in NW Portland (below) turned out okay for test subjects!! They … Continue reading

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Walnut Park, Portland, Oregon Commission

A commission to create a painting from photographs for an intern leaving for the next leg of her journey landed on my desk. I typically work on several images at the same time; it relieves the pressure in case one … Continue reading

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NEW Site!

New site is up and running! This is far improved from my old site in that it is easier to  negotiate buying and selling of originals and prints on my own site (once I get the kinks worked out), … Continue reading

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Illustration and Commission

Today I am off to a workshop on illustrating children’s books.  I’ve always been available for commission work but did not know there were groups where I could meet others. I will be meeting authors and agents and find out … Continue reading

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Tools: Organization

I am one of those super-organized people. Even before I was an architect. I hear about how hard it is for people to keep track of their images — if on the puter. Understand I am not a Pinterest fan. … Continue reading

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Hand-Mind Creative Connections

Liz Steel asked this morning if the architects she knows who draw needed to learn observational skills in order to sketch as artists. I sketch, practiced architecture until I left it to pursue art, and am an artist.  Most of … Continue reading

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