Some Essentials

the essentials and things that help add  zest, joy &/or inspiration:

Art by other artists - famous or not it's always energizing to see someone's art work! 

Dark chocolate 

The mini series "The Impressionists"  When feeling discouraged artistically, this is good to remind myself to persevere.

Music - I paint best listening to music as it helps me to relax & be loose.  Almost any kind is good but usually it's from the 20's & 30's, Big Band Era, The Beatles, The Animals or Classical. 


North Light art books & instruction

 Quinacridone Coral by Daniel Smith

Favorite surface

Ampersand Gesso Panels