Category: Studio Journal

Shima’s Studio Journal – 12 – Ever Evolving and Exploring

Shima’s Studio Journal – 12 – Ever Evolving and Exploring

The journey continues . . . I invite you to view my ongoing exploration of...
Shima’s Studio Journal – 11 – I Write to Paint Myself

Shima’s Studio Journal – 11 – I Write to Paint Myself

"I write to paint myself," says Michel de Montaigne. "There is no one, who, if...
Shima’s Studio Journal – 10 – Yes is Good. No is Good.

Shima’s Studio Journal – 10 – Yes is Good. No is Good.

There comes a point when I am painting, usually twenty to thirty layers deep, when...
Shima’s Studio Journal – 9 – Sheets of Rain

Shima’s Studio Journal – 9 – Sheets of Rain

While I was painting "Sheets of Rain," our little dog, Star, unexpectedly passed. Sheets of...
Shima’s Studio Journal – 6 – The Blush of Dawn

Shima’s Studio Journal – 6 – The Blush of Dawn

My studio practice dawns early. The birds are waking, and the sun has yet to...
Shima’s Studio Journal – 5 – Painting Begins

Shima’s Studio Journal – 5 – Painting Begins

The prepping process is complete: masking the sides, gesso and sanding the panel, creating the...