The Creative Connection

Modern Abstract Art Fashion Apparel Infusion

 After all of these years of creating modern fine art paintings, these unique creations are now coming to life on a new canvas. As our dear poet Robert Frost once said "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference"... Being an artist…(continue reading)

The Chrysm Institute of Esthetics

For myself, receiving customer appreciation photos are an absolutely wonderful thing to be given. As an online artist, especially, paintings are sent off to live in homes and businesses all across the world. It is a rare and greatly appreciated occasion that I get to see the environment in which they…(continue reading)

The many uses of Gesso

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about gesso.  Artists use gesso in many different ways. First, it can be used to prime a canvas for a smooth finish. Many artists smooth on layer after layer filling in every little nook and cranny or "pit" of the canvas to begin on a surface that is smooth and…(continue reading)

Coral Reef Paintings

I absolutely love the Coral Reef paintings that I create. I usually lay the painting onto a thick heavy textured canvas body. I typically use a very thick layer of gesso that I apply to the canvas with a wide spreading knife and then I drop gesso from high above the canvas to give it the bubbles in water…(continue reading)

Let's talk about the artwork of Antonio Mora

This outstanding piece of work is a digital fusion, if you will of a woman and a head of garlic.  I think it is brilliant!  I can't stop staring at it.  It was created by Antonio Mora, who I can't seem to find much about on the web.  I have a few of his other creations in my Art Appreciation…(continue reading)