Welcome, Bienvenidos!

* Nov. 1 - 30, 2019 new solo show WILD REFLECTIONS

* Nov. 17, 2 - 3 pm Wild Reflections Art Talk
At the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library
I will talk about my techniques and inspiration and show some of my source material for creating this exhibition.

Bring your family and friends to view new Wildlife Art, and if you love books and reading, as I do, grab a great read too!

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Get Inspired!

When I'm stuck, tired or burned out, I tend to go to my sketchbooks and do small studies. It keeps me creating art in a non-pressure mindset.

They start out as doodles or light studies of a favorite subject. From there, they usually grow into detailed little paintings, drawings. Possibilities for future artworks in one of my mediums (glass painting, glass mosaics, colored pencil, acrylic).

Tiny Verdin on Cactus - SueBetanzos.com
I love songbirds, hummingbirds, birds. They are so full of life, lively. Actually, I love animals :) but find myself drawn to bird subjects these past few years.

Working in a series, exploring a theme, subject, style, medium is how art develops for me. My Gemini personality really shows in my ability to multi task in several mediums, enjoying the process of each one.
Example - diving into glass mosaics for a project, then acrylics for preliminary studies is effortless for me and many artists I know.

The only medium that require a day of mindset prep is going from painting traditionally to painting in reverse on the glass. It takes a day or so of practice for a few hours to rethink how I paint, front to back, backwards on the glass!

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