In Love with Doodling

Doodling. Isn’t that a wonderful word? It just sounds fun and playful, don’t you think? And, it is fun and playful. We have all picked up a pencil, pen, or marker and found ourselves doodling on scraps of paper. As often as not,

In Love with Doodling

Doodling. Isn’t that a wonderful word? It just sounds fun and playful, don’t you think? And, it is fun and playful. We have all picked up a pencil, pen, or marker and found ourselves doodling on scraps of paper. As often as not,

Emotions in Art

I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m looking at works of art. Now, as an artist, emotion also draws me to particular scenes, and when I pick up

Emotions in Art

I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m looking at works of art. Now, as an artist, emotion also draws me to particular scenes, and when I pick up

Yes, No, Maybe, and… What?

Lately I’ve been on a cleaning crusade.  Time to clip pictures from old magazines — recipes, too — and toss those past issues away. Time to go through the closets, put summer clothes away, and get ready for winter. Time

Yes, No, Maybe, and… What?

Lately I’ve been on a cleaning crusade.  Time to clip pictures from old magazines — recipes, too — and toss those past issues away. Time to go through the closets, put summer clothes away, and get ready for winter. Time

Art, Animals, and Activism

Art is so much more than pretty pictures or even interesting compositions. Art can also be inspiring — in more than the usual sense. Because art has the ability to touch us at deep, emotional levels, it can stir us to action.

Art, Animals, and Activism

Art is so much more than pretty pictures or even interesting compositions. Art can also be inspiring — in more than the usual sense. Because art has the ability to touch us at deep, emotional levels, it can stir us to action.

Keeping an Art Clipbook

Writers often keep clipbooks or files where they can tuck away ideas for future stories — little scraps of dialogue they’ve overheard, notes about moods or emotions they’ve felt at different places, little thoughts about characters or those great what if  questions

Keeping an Art Clipbook

Writers often keep clipbooks or files where they can tuck away ideas for future stories — little scraps of dialogue they’ve overheard, notes about moods or emotions they’ve felt at different places, little thoughts about characters or those great what if  questions

Little Things

Art is a process of discovery, I’ve learned. A lot of it involves finding out what we most enjoy doing, what tools work best for us, how we can best approach our drawing and painting. Lately, I’ve come to the

Little Things

Art is a process of discovery, I’ve learned. A lot of it involves finding out what we most enjoy doing, what tools work best for us, how we can best approach our drawing and painting. Lately, I’ve come to the

A Little Bit Creepy

The challenge of depicting trees in my landscape art has become even more interesting now as I move away from realism toward a more impressionistic style of art.

A Little Bit Creepy

The challenge of depicting trees in my landscape art has become even more interesting now as I move away from realism toward a more impressionistic style of art.