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A Race to the Finish Line—Will She Finish These Paintings?

Above is a snapshot of the 3 lurking paintings. Here it is, the Tuesday before the Oracle Artist Studio Tour and I am still painting. It's not that I don't have plenty of work to show, but my goal has been to complete a group of water paintings with Lake Powell as the...

Oracle Artist Studio Tour—April 16 & 17!

The Oracle Artist Studio Tour is coming up oh-so-soon, on April 16 & 17th from 10am-5pm each day. 44 artists will be showing their work at 17 locations. Studio #12 is my studio, shared for this event with Jim! Jim will be showing his new series of landscape...

Shortest Blog Post Ever or What I Got at Pei Wei

See above for what I got. Chowing down on Chinese food this weekend, on the way to an art opening at Etherton Gallery in downtown Tucson, I just couldn't wait until I was done eating to open my fortune cookie. I got more art in my life by going to see the excellent...

Multi-tasking is My Middle Name

My studio is a mess. Or maybe it's a beehive of activity. There's a method to my madness but I'm not always clear what it is. I'm currently preparing for 3 workshops and working on 10 paintings. Do you ever have that thing where when you're short of money you are...

A Fresh Start, Newest Paintings, 2016!

Fiesta     Acrylic painting on panel      36"x 36" Last spring my sister and I spent four days together at a beach in Northern California. It was a wonderful time.  On one of the days we hiked along a cliff overlooking the ocean. I love the rough waters crashing into...

Part 3 of Barbara’s Adventures at Art Basel Miami…

Well, I knew they had to be famous. In my last post I showed a photo of a couple who were very imposing, had a presence even in the crowds leaving Art Basel Miami. My Golden Artist Colors Conference friend, artist Bianka Guna contacted me and said she thought the...

Barbara’s Big Adventure—Conference and Art in Miami—Part 1

Above, gallery officials grabbing a quick bite to eat. Several weeks ago I traveled to Miami. To be precise, I was in Fort Lauderdale at the Hilton Beach Hotel attending a Golden Artist Colors Company Conference. Not counting the day of travel each way, about half the...

The Wonders of Technology—A Calendar to Welcome in the New Year

I've had a problematic relationship with technology over the years, but I admit that wonderful things can come of learning to master little bits of what technology has to offer. Certainly for an artist, websites offer a great way for people from anywhere and...

What’s Up With Those Flower Paintings?

I'm kinda stuck, but motoring on with my two experimental flower paintings. Being stuck is nothing new. It happens every time I get beyond the fresh start of a new painting and continues until I'm suddenly almost finished and everything magically falls into place. The...

Painting Flowers, Slowly

I've been busy, busy, busy, preparing for and teaching workshops plus going on several art related trips. Right now, I'm getting ready to lead a tour group to southern Utah with husband Jim (he's the real leader) and 44 people plus bus driver. This is our 4th year of...