An artist's journal.
Here you'll find my paintings and musings, where the featured subjects could likely cover just about anything.
The last 4+ years I've been caring for my best buddy B during his courageous fight to live through cancer and it's complications. I'm tickled to report, he's getting better and I'm finding small bits of painting time again.

Looking forward to a daily celebration of life's gifts by using the brightest, happiest colors in the box!

Visitors looking for 'B's Journey', click here.

MY RESOURCE LIST~ Links to suppliers, resources and articles I use regularly.

Welcome. This page will always be a work in progress. I will be adding new links as I discover them (and perhaps deleting ones that might become obsolete).

I wanted a one-stop page with links to all the suppliers, resources and invaluable articles I use regularly. Artists, if you have a link you think other artists would find valuable, please let me know about it.

Getting your art out there!
Art Suppliers I like.
 Online Stores to market your original paintings and prints of your art.
  • Etsy ~ On my list to open a store here. Other artists are having success selling here, although I think they pay upgrade fees to have their art be more visible.
  • Ebay ~ I've had success here, but shipping costs for my large paintings kept me from being competitive. Also, rising Ebay fees can be cost prohibitive. But, I may try listing again with my smaller canvases in the future.
  • Fine Art America ~ $30 to join this print-on-demand provider. I haven't joined them yet, but think I will as they also offer a website package. I need a more professional website page to list my paintings. This site has been recommended by a few successful artists.
  • Zazzle ~ I'm having success here, especially with prints of my 'Emma's Fireflies' painting on mugs, notecards and totes.
  • Imagekind ~ Free print-on-demand provider.  I ordered a few prints of my work to see if I like the quality and I have to say they did a good job.
Business supplies.
  • Vistaprint- offers 250 business cards for just $10.
Painting questions answered.
  • ~ Painting ~ find answers about painting here. I was wondering if I could paint with oil over an acrylic underpainting and found my answer here. The answer was yes, but try to have your acrylic underpainting more matte finished and use a more rigid surface than canvas, like a board, to accommodate different curing rates of the paints.
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      "There are days when I feel I could've painted the Sistine Chapel and, then, there are the days when I'm not sure I could trace a stick figure.... the only difference between these days is my state of mind"~ Jenna Millward Corkill