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Where I am Blogging At Now

March 1st, 2015

I just wanted to let everyone know where I am blogging at now. I blog very regularly on my private Art Website, which is located at Ardent Reflections Fine Art. To read my blog, just follow this link: Ardent Reflections Fine Art Blog 

Walking Wine

May 13th, 2013

Just thought I'd pop in to share my latest work in progress.  The gallery owner requested wine related paintings for a "Wine Walk" that is coming up.  (For some reason I get a mental image of someone walking a bottle of wine on a leash like... 

Every Day in May, Day 9

May 10th, 2013

Today's EDiM challenge was simple.  Draw a lock.Since it was simple, I decided to keep it that way and drew a very simple lock in a very dimple medium (graphite). Thank you for reading! I welcome your suggestions on how to make this blog mo... 

Well, I fell way, way, behind in the Every Day in May Challenge, so tonight I made it all up in one night. Here are the sketches: May 4th May 5th May 6th May 7th May 8th Thank you for reading... 

My Own Framing Shop

May 4th, 2013

If you've ever taken a piece of art into a framing shop, you know that custom frames will often cost more than you paid for the artwork.  So, I have been very hesitant to frame my artwork, however, I know it looks much better with a frame. F... 

Every Day in May 3

May 3rd, 2013

So its Day number 3 of the Every Day in May challenge, and today's topic is "Something that Represents Joy" This was easy to think of.  I am trying to limit these EDiM sketches to 15 or 20 minutes most days, so that I still have time for my o... 

Ever Day in May 1 and 2

May 3rd, 2013

Okay, I have decided to take part in a challenge called "Every Day in May". The idea is to draw, sketch, paint something every day.  However, you can't just do ANYTHING.  There is a list of topics. I started one day late, so I combined t... 

Hmmm Still Learning

April 24th, 2013

Since I've begun painting, I've always felt that landscapes were my weakness.  I've just never been very satisfied with them.  I was okay with it if I did an obviously abstracted landscape... one that was clearly not meant to look exactly real... but... 

Gallery Acceptance

April 24th, 2013

This was first written on April 17, 2013 Yesterday was a great day for me art-wise. I went to the post office to ship off a painting that sold, and while I was there I noticed a gallery in town that I'd never noticed before. This is probably becaus... 

Art Walk

April 14th, 2013

Well today was the first public showing of my art.  I thought it went pretty good.  We had very uncooperative weather, and I'm sure it would have gone even better if it weren't for that.  As it was I sold 2 original paintings and 2 prints.  Plus hand... 

Once upon a time there was, living in the mind of an artist, an idea to paint a picture of one of the coolest cars in the history of American cars.  So this artist, although she had never attempted to paint anything shiny or reflective before, d... 

Chrome Monster Taking Shape

April 3rd, 2013

The Chrome Monster is starting to take shape, I think for my first effort at shiny metal, and my first effort at a car, its coming along pretty good.  What do you think?  

I just thought I'd share a picture of my latest piece in-progress.  I'm jokingly calling it the "Chrome Monster" because it is so absolutely loaded with shiny, reflective chrome, which is a challenge for me to paint realistically.  I think ... 

Several days ago I signed up for a virtual interview with the website "Artpromotivate" hoping to be featured in their "Artist Spotlight" column. Now, this isn't really a competition sort of thing, if you follow the rules as far answering their quest... 

Eagle Studies

March 3rd, 2013

Well, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I want to really do some studies on Eagles, so I've been sketching them and making observations about their proportions and such. Here are the first of my sketches. I will probably sketch something else in the... 

First Public Event

March 1st, 2013

Well, I am super excited!  I've been creating lots of artwork and posting it online for a while now, focusing on improving my skill, and technique, and not really trying too hard to actually sell any art.  I mean, I've offered it for sale on Etsy, an... 

Since I began getting back into art in June of 2012 thanks to the ICAD blog challange, my rusty skills have sped forward by leaps and bounds. I went from being thrilled that I could paint a flat looking pansy on an index card to painting quite reali...