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This is What I’ve Been Doing…..


Recently I started taking abstract classes from Richard Hawk, and although I feel I have a long way to go, I also feel I’m on the right road.  My love is for “Figurative Abstract,”  and finally I’m experimenting with the subject matter and having fun doing it.  One of my art sisters decided to take classes with me, and together we go twice a month for direction and inspiration.

This video is of Richard Hawk.   I hope you can see why I’m impressed and why I’m growing as an artist.  If nothing else happens, I can tell you this…..I’m painting more often, I’m being more bold and less afraid while creating, and have no fear of what the end result is!   I have never believed that there are mistakes, only opportunity to learn and grow.  Richard believes the same.  He has me using pens, crayons, ink and all things are on the table in an effort to explore creativity.

It is one of the most fun things I’ve done in years.  Many articles have been written about finding inspiration, unblocking your creativity, and how to start looking at things in a way that sparks ones inspiration, and I’ve written several of them myself.  Richards classes have definitely taught me how to do that and more.

As the days and months go by, I plan on showing just how crazy I can get, and how crazy my art turns out. In an attempt to show all of this to my followers, my hope is that you can see growth in me as well.   I owe all this to my new mentor Richard Hawk the artist.

Thank you for stopping by and reading Stone Soup,  see you next time.

Thursday Time Out For Art


IMG_3510After an exciting week last summer in Sante Fe, New Mexico with

Cathy Carey, my inspiration, and creative energy has taken off.  There is nothing like saturating oneself in creative energy!

My studio has been filled with talking paintings.  Some are not just whispering a few words, some are screaming to me.  So I’ve been trying out various and unintended styles just to see what will happen.

This painting was started in very neutral tones, and stenciled in two corners. I didn’t have any idea what would be next until I decided to do a little abstract.  After roughly sketching out a person, and throwing in some color, this is what I have…..

Maybe I’ll do something larger next time, or push the limits even farther.  Bob Burridge always says, “If you find yourself not knowing where to go next, make a sharp left turn, and keep going!”  Wise words to an artist, don’t you think?