Sometimes painting is like having children…

I am no expert on all artistic creation, or what it is like to have children. That being said, I feel like all art is a bit like (what I believe ) giving birth, parenting, raising and letting a child go into the world must be like. There’s the idea phase, the-holed-up-in-your-studio/pregnancy phase, the “seeing […]

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Dogs are amazing subjects. I never tire of them. 

Gracie is our 8 year old Pug. As a puppy, she was a whirlwind of activity and naughtiness. Now she’s content to rule over her kingdom with benevolence and secure her subjects from the diabolical mailman.  I am sure I’ll be painting more of her soon!   “Waiting” 6″ x 6″ oil on Gessobord

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The Excruciating Art Of “Breaking Open”

I am an artist. As far back as I can remember, I found joy in creating something from nothing.  At this point in my creative life, I am in the middle of what might be called an “artistic existential crisis”.  Recently, I completed a brilliant 5 day painting workshop given by the artist,  Carol Marine. […]

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“Something To Crow About” 6″ x 6″ oil on panel

“What are you doing to me?” he asked the crow, tearful. Teaching you how to fly. “I can’t fly!” You’re flying right now. “I’m falling!” Every flight begins with a fall, the crow said.” ― George R.R. Martin Crows have always fascinated me. Their intelligence is boggling. I could stare at how light hits their blackness […]

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Bee Good! Painting bees…

Bees, bee painting, honey bee,

I used to be very allergic to bee stings as a child. So fear surrounded by feelings about bees. Now that they are becoming endangered, I’ve taken to trying to understand the important role they play on our planet! I love them now. “Bee Good!” 6″ x 6″ Oil on Gessobord by Barbara Ramp. Want […]

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Morning, Bun!

Okay, I admit it! I love animals. Pretty much all animals! My new love, is a 4 week old bunny named “Little D”. I call him “Bun”. Nervous? Nope… Skittish? Nope. The calmest, sweetist, cuddle bun ever. I have this funny feeling I’m going to be painting a whole lot of bunnies soon! Not a […]

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