I paint with watercolors, with oil, and digitally using a Cintiq drawing table with Photoshop. I love it all, and have no favorite method.
I am in love with beauty, color, animals, and humor. Sometimes I want to convey something deep and meaningful with my artwork, and sometimes I just want to be funny.
Most of the time I just want to paint an animal of some kind.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. This is me in front of my easel in 1968 - I had just turned seven. Check out my snappy Pleather dress and medallion. And the hula hoop on the floor.
Even then I was painting animals!
After seven years, my old Cintiq finally gave up the ghost, so I got a new one. In the photo is a Cintiq 22, but I had to return it because the screen resolution was way less than what I need.
I sent it back and got the Pro version instead, with the 4K screen - will fix the photos soon.
I painted watercolors for many years, but only recently have begun using oils again.
It's so different from everything else I do!
I am learning to become less detail-obsessed and more spontaneous.
I will post some photos here at some point when I get them put together.
Click on the owl and check out a gallery of some progressions of my artwork, most done digitally, in Photoshop, on the Cintiq drawing table.
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My garden is near and dear to my heart.
I grew vegetables for many years, now I grow medicinal herbs and other plants, from which I make tinctures and teas for myself and friends.
Last summer I suddenly decided that I needed beauty and color out there too, and I added a huge number of tulips, peonies, and climbing roses too.
The tulips have started to bloom now!