Thursday, May 5, 2011


I was informed last night that I hit 100 followers.  Wow, that is pretty incredible.  I didn't really think I'd want people to know about my blog.  It was more just a private place for me to post what I was working on and get some suggestions from other artists.  I am pretty unsure of what I create because I don't have formal training and am still working on technique and skill.  I have the enthusiasm and imagination, I think, but I still need to get what is in my head on the canvas.  There is so much to learn about color and composition and texture... the list goes on and on.  But all I can do is keep practicing and creating and studying how the pros do it and hopefully I'll improve!  Most importantly, playing with paints and charcoal is really, really fun.
I haven't set up a way to sell my paintings for a couple of reasons.  For one thing, places charge to host your work and I’m just not sure enough people would want to buy my work for it to be worthwhile.  The other thing is that it’s scary for me to give people my work.  What if they don’t like it?  It’s hard enough giving paintings to friends and family as gifts, but to someone who pays for it?  That being said, if anyone sees a piece on my site and would like to make an offer, I’d be happy to consider it.  It would be an honor.  And if there’s a subject in particular someone would like interpreted into a painting, please let me know.  I like the challenge and if you’re happy with it and want to purchase it, great!


  1. That's awesome!!!! It's a great feeling I bet. I'm not there yet. I'm at like 72. I admire your committment to the arts!

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  2. It's all about the learning process - there might be some others out there who are trying this kinda stuff on there own, too, and aren't sure where to get started. Your blog could be a great help!

  3. Hi Shannon, I saw your comment on my "Yikes" is my response...didn't know if you would see it over there...

    Oh Shannon, I have heard of that game...wouldn't it be fun to have an NCIS party, with the game at the center of it? Just an evening with family and friends?

    Oh, and Congrats on 100! I guess that's what happens when you have a big mouth brother...a popular one at paintings are beautiful!
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