Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's a Blog Hop

My online friend Blenda Tyvoll invited me to take part in a blog hop.  Blenda is an uber talented artist and a super sweet lady.  Blenda is an artist mostly working in mixed media. You can see examples of her work HERE, and HERE.  I love her paintings of trees and birds.  As an Oregonian she is surrounded with natures inspiration. 

For the blog hop, I've been asked to answer 3 questions and then link to 3 other artist/bloggers.  Here goes:

1.       How does my creating process work?
My process is not always the same.  I may start with a sketch or I may just start adding layers of paint and see where it leads me.  I like to keep it interesting. 
I try to keep myself open to change as I start a piece.  I may start out with a particular vision but sometimes the work takes on its own direction so I try not get stuck forcing the original idea.  Creating is therapeutic for me so the process of layering and changing is just as important as the end result. 

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

My work mainly consists of female figures and portraiture.  I make an effort to make sure every face is different and the features are not always perfect.  Every woman is different, and there is great beauty in our diversity.  
I try to emote feeling in my work and draw the viewer in through the eyes of my paintings. 

3. What am I working on?
Right now I'm working on a piece I call, "We are Three"  Pictured below are some progression shots.

I'm linking to these talented friends:


  1. Love the insight into your process, and love the paintings themselves! I have really been enjoying LB 2014 and would love to be able to take it again next year. Giveaways! It's wonderful Tam is letting you each give a space away. I'd love to win.

  2. Wow! Such wonderful female faces/figures in your work! I'd love to win a spot in Lifebook 2015 if for no other reason than to learn from you.

  3. I really like your work and the way you approach art. I'd love to win a spot on Life book 2015. Looking forward to learning from you!

  4. I really love your work, you are such a great artist, your women look so soulful. My art is my life, my love, my sanity and my inspiration. I love art so much, it gives me a reason to get up every day. Thank you for giving me the chance to win a spot on Life Book 2015 <3


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