Month: June 2015

  • Another cat on a wall

    This little painting was an exercise in color; honestly, I was just playing with color. To keep my creativity flowing, sometimes I have to paint even when I don’t have a good subject, so I make them up. As are most of my paintings, this one is for sale. All proceeds go towards endangered species…

  • Bamford on my mind

    An artist on the loose with paints and paper can be a dangerous thing. I was looking for something in my bookcase, and I came upon a book that used to belong to a deceased friend of mine named Lori. I flipped through the book and discovered a postcard reproduction of a Frida Kahlo painting…

  • What do I do when I don’t have a model?

    What do I do when I don’t have a model? I often use myself as the model, and this time, I painted my right foot. Since I’m left handed, I found it too difficult to paint my left foot.

  • What do I do when I don’t know what to paint?

    What do I do when I don’t know what to paint? I often seek inspiration from other artists; and yesterday, I saw several of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. In her work, I saw these colors, and I remembered them from when I visited her ghost ranch. This little painting is from a photo I took right…

  • The Guard Cat of Amboise

    My sister is on vacation in France, and she sends me daily updates of her adventure. She saw a pretty garden in Amboise, France, but couldn’t get close to it because a cat growled and hissed at her. She managed to take his picture. The little black cat behind him seemed friendlier, but the first…