People ask me all the time, "How long does it take you to do a painting?" It depends. I rarely finish a painting the same day I start it. Usually, it takes 2-3 sittings before I experience that definitive moment of "it's done." Each sitting is … [Read more...] about Why Does It Take So Long to Finish a Painting?
What the heck is WordPress? WordPress is one of the most popular web applications for content management and blogging available today. There's a lot of hype about WordPress and it's well-deserved. Started in 2003 Began as a blogging platform … [Read more...] about WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com: Compare and Choose
I initially wrote this post in July 2010. I've added updated information to it a couple of times, the most recent one about Photoshop CC and OSX 10.10.5 Yosemite. I've always preferred doing my scanning from within Photoshop, since it offers a fuller … [Read more...] about How to Scan within Photoshop
As a follow-up to my previous blog post (Adding Images to WordPress Pages and Posts), I have created a video tutorial to walk you through the process of adding images to a WordPress sidebar: VIEW VIDEO! TUTORIAL SUMMARY There are a couple of ways to add … [Read more...] about Adding Images to a WordPress Sidebar
I have created a video tutorial to walk you through the process for adding images in WordPress: VIEW VIDEO! TUTORIAL SUMMARY Adding images in WordPress is very simple. You can add them directly to pages and posts (and there are a couple of ways to do … [Read more...] about Adding Images to WordPress Pages and Posts
Last year, Peggy wrote the book Lose Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and I painted the art for it (and designed it). We've teamed up again to create new notecards and prints, pairing 3 of my favorite paintings with quotes from her book. Her loving words are … [Read more...] about New Cards and Prints with Quotes
A couple of years ago, I assisted Linda Novick when she taught a program at Kripalu called Unmasking Your Soul. The mixed media piece I created in memory of my mother, shown on the left, was done at the end of that program. I had brought xeroxes of several … [Read more...] about Louise: Boston 1944 (In Memory of My Mother)
I use Photoshop to create watermarks as a way to protect my online art. A watermark is a subtle graphic or text identifier: logo, copyright information, pattern, etc. It helps deter web viewers from downloading that image and using it without your … [Read more...] about How to Create a Watermark in Photoshop