Forest Adventure: Mask Portrait in Process

Forest Adventure is my recent portrait painting in process. Lately, I’ve been on a roll with portrait painting, so I decided to use one of my photographs as the inspiration for this new painting. My daughter, Elya, painted this mask and is the model in the photo. One of the many reasons I love this photo so …

live towards the light

live towards the light is a mixed media piece that addresses the artistic soul’s dark side. Those times when cloaks of confusion, anxiety, and despair fall over your heart, mind, and soul. Depression runs in my artistic family, and I know we’re not alone. Over the years, I’ve talked to countless other creative people who struggle …

Summer Rain Mixed Media

Summer Rain is a mixed media piece I created to visually express a song I wrote after visiting Barry and Kay Johnson in Sarasota, Florida. Kay brought out their photo albums, and we reminisced those early years when we danced together in SITCO, Samaritan Inn Theatre Company, an international performing arts group located in Amsterdam, …

Paint My Life with Color by Elya Filler

Paint My Life with Color  is a themed collection of paintings that my daughter, Elya, assembled on Etsy. Elya admired the work of these artists and featured their paintings along with hers. Elya paints my life with color, and I wince every time I think about her move to Thailand in a couple of weeks. She will be …

Find the Music of Your Heart: A DIY Mixed Media Project

The music of my artistic heart is mixed media. Here’s a diy post to show you how to make a mixed media piece using plaster cloth, pressed flowers, and rice paper. Texture a canvas with gesso and let dry. Then paint with soft pink and yellow ochre acrylic paints. Cut hearts out of plaster cloth and …

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