Artists' Blog

Combing Beaches and Foraging in Forests

Combing Beaches and Foraging in Forests

Over a decade ago, I read Julie Cameron's book, "The Artist Way."  Like so many artists have experience, it is a wonderful journey and invaluable guide to living the artist life. I gained insight into understanding myself and my creative...

Exploring Still Life

Exploring Still Life

Oftentimes, artists are asked to submit to themed group shows.  I always seem to be 'that one' who never has something to submit within the required theme.  Sometimes, it is as simple as needing a 'landscape' or a 'still...

Palettes in My Mind from Beyond the Window

Palettes in My Mind from Beyond the Window

I love to jump in my car and head out of town for a day. Most of the time, I have only a general idea of where I am headed.  Open road without a plan. There is nothing better than a random day trip through the gorgeousness that California offers...

Blog post—Leslie Clark

Blog post—Leslie Clark

The lockdown has been very productive for me, but I have not been painting very much.  I have taken this year to realize something I have plotted for a long time—my memoir.  Digging into 25 years of journals, sketches, paintings, films and photographs has...

Fast Faces

Fast Faces

I’ve been challenging myself with ‘speed’ painting as an exercise to improve my drawing skills, explore color pallets and experiment with a variety of techniques. About a month ago I began painting portraits with a time limit of 3 hours. Most of them are about 2...

Weather Together by Duane Dammeyer

Weather Together by Duane Dammeyer

In this time of forced isolation and of living in a bubble, I've been thinking about the whole process of sharing your bubble with someone, growing older together and what that all means.  Out of that contemplation came my most recent sculpture-"Weather...

Jewelry is Wearable Art

Jewelry is Wearable Art

The diamond was established as a true betrothal stone by the fifteenth century,  symbolizing undying affection and the passion of love. Diamonds, of course are still popular, but when a client has me make a ring for them it’s not just a diamond ring - it’s an...