How Do You Do It?

Sometimes I pose rhetorical questions. This is not one of them. I really want to know how you do it — “it” being the process of art. I contemplate this question on a daily basis. Each morning as I come

How Do You Do It?

Sometimes I pose rhetorical questions. This is not one of them. I really want to know how you do it — “it” being the process of art. I contemplate this question on a daily basis. Each morning as I come

“I Think I Can”

When I first saw the reference photo we were going to use for the most recent “Live Lesson” series at The Virtual Instructor, I was both excited and terrified. I loved the photo! It was exactly the sort of rainy-day

“I Think I Can”

When I first saw the reference photo we were going to use for the most recent “Live Lesson” series at The Virtual Instructor, I was both excited and terrified. I loved the photo! It was exactly the sort of rainy-day

The End is Near!

Like some apocalyptic prophet, I’m holding up a sign. The end is, indeed, near. The end of my 100-day creative adventure, that is. Today marks the calendar end for my personal project. The “official” 100-day project ended quite some time

The End is Near!

Like some apocalyptic prophet, I’m holding up a sign. The end is, indeed, near. The end of my 100-day creative adventure, that is. Today marks the calendar end for my personal project. The “official” 100-day project ended quite some time

Write On!

I’m not a natural-born artist; I am, however, a natural-born writer. I’ve been reading and writing since I was about four years old, and to me, writing comes as naturally as breathing. For many artists, the reverse is true. Drawing and painting

Write On!

I’m not a natural-born artist; I am, however, a natural-born writer. I’ve been reading and writing since I was about four years old, and to me, writing comes as naturally as breathing. For many artists, the reverse is true. Drawing and painting

The Words We Choose

Words are powerful. Whether we’re speaking words aloud, whispering them, thinking them, or sharing them in writing, the words we choose have the power to change lives. They can, indeed, create or destroy. They can help or they can  hinder.

The Words We Choose

Words are powerful. Whether we’re speaking words aloud, whispering them, thinking them, or sharing them in writing, the words we choose have the power to change lives. They can, indeed, create or destroy. They can help or they can  hinder.

An Interview with the Artist

Have you ever been interviewed? I’ve yet to have anyone ask me too much about my art — other than a few general questions — but maybe someday it will happen. Maybe someday my work will spark interest, arouse curiosity,

An Interview with the Artist

Have you ever been interviewed? I’ve yet to have anyone ask me too much about my art — other than a few general questions — but maybe someday it will happen. Maybe someday my work will spark interest, arouse curiosity,

Mind-Mapping

I am sitting here in my studio — the office area, obviously. It’s nice to have both office and studio in a single location rather than in two different rooms as was the case before we moved. Here, from the

Mind-Mapping

I am sitting here in my studio — the office area, obviously. It’s nice to have both office and studio in a single location rather than in two different rooms as was the case before we moved. Here, from the

Making a Statement

Whenever I visit a professional artist’s website, the first thing I do — even before looking through the portfolio of paintings — is to find and read the artist’s statement. Often disguised as an “About Me” section on a website

Making a Statement

Whenever I visit a professional artist’s website, the first thing I do — even before looking through the portfolio of paintings — is to find and read the artist’s statement. Often disguised as an “About Me” section on a website

Everyday Art

Before I began this art journey — back in 2015 — I really had no idea what it meant to be an artist. I naively believed that being an artist simply meant you were able to pick up a pencil and

Everyday Art

Before I began this art journey — back in 2015 — I really had no idea what it meant to be an artist. I naively believed that being an artist simply meant you were able to pick up a pencil and

Faces of Summer

World Watercolor Month has now come to an end. I did not complete a watercolor each day. I didn’t even come close. At the time WWM began, I had just started working on watercolor portraits, so I knew that’s what

Faces of Summer

World Watercolor Month has now come to an end. I did not complete a watercolor each day. I didn’t even come close. At the time WWM began, I had just started working on watercolor portraits, so I knew that’s what