Country Woman Studio

Never Mind the Mess…

Barns from long ago hold a mystique and charm for me. I have no idea why. I married into this one, didn’t climb into it’s rafters when I was a child or make hay forts as my children did.

I had never thought much about my need for {certain} colors in my life or my art. I did know that certain colors made me physically ill but didn’t everyone feel that way? I didn’t talk about it because why? I had no idea I was different.

acrylic painting

A woman who owns horses goes where she wants ~ Lakota Sioux saying I‘ve finished this canvas and am onto the next few. My apologies I’ve been absent from here. Health challenges have forced me to be choosy about how I spend my time. I have been painting. The expression of emotion thru painting is […]

acrylic painting

We live in a rainbow of chaos. ~Paul Cezanne My latest “horse love” painting {in progress},  including the beautiful moon lit meadows. This is heavily textured in acrylic and painted in casein with an acrylic underpainting. Casein is a medium I adore. It is opaque, very matte and dries like velvety ice cream. It is […]

Stephen Quiller, casein + acrylic

This painting is a little diversion into casein. Casein is a water-based paint and contains casein, the protein in milk. You can read more about it here. As you might expect it has a lovely creaminess and is very versatile for creating effects one cannot do with watercolor or gouache.{at least I can’t!}