Art and Music – Memorization

As a pianist, I’ve always struggled with memorization. It doesn’t come easily for me. Recently I spent weeks memorizing Schumann’s Melodie, a very simple piece with no real technical demands. I played it over and over. I studied the music carefully. I

Art and Music – Memorization

As a pianist, I’ve always struggled with memorization. It doesn’t come easily for me. Recently I spent weeks memorizing Schumann’s Melodie, a very simple piece with no real technical demands. I played it over and over. I studied the music carefully. I

Thoughts on My First Art Show

Every year the film industry gives out golden statuettes for the best movies of the year, the best acting performances, the best music, set design, and more. The television industry does the same with their Emmy awards to recognize talent. Every

Thoughts on My First Art Show

Every year the film industry gives out golden statuettes for the best movies of the year, the best acting performances, the best music, set design, and more. The television industry does the same with their Emmy awards to recognize talent. Every

The Big Event

Remember last summer? Remember the abstract expression prompts I started following from Artist magazine? Here’s another of the acrylic abstracts that resulted from that project. It’s titled The Big Event because that was the topic for the prompt. Abstract art, as you know if

The Big Event

Remember last summer? Remember the abstract expression prompts I started following from Artist magazine? Here’s another of the acrylic abstracts that resulted from that project. It’s titled The Big Event because that was the topic for the prompt. Abstract art, as you know if

What Are the Elements of Art?

I’ve talked a lot in this blog about getting back to basics in my drawing practices, but what, exactly, are those basics? In my studies, I’ve been taught that there are seven essential elements of art: Line Shape Form Value Space

What Are the Elements of Art?

I’ve talked a lot in this blog about getting back to basics in my drawing practices, but what, exactly, are those basics? In my studies, I’ve been taught that there are seven essential elements of art: Line Shape Form Value Space

The Graphics Fairy

I’ve probably shared this site before, but I wanted to take a moment to share it again because it has so much to offer. The Graphics Fairy provides vintage clip art for projects, along with tutorials, online courses, and lots

The Graphics Fairy

I’ve probably shared this site before, but I wanted to take a moment to share it again because it has so much to offer. The Graphics Fairy provides vintage clip art for projects, along with tutorials, online courses, and lots

Eine Kleine Nacht… Kunst

First, apologies to Carsten Wieland or any other German speakers…I hope I wrote my title correctly. I’ve been doing a lot of piano practice lately, including a lovely transcription of Mozart’s well-known Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. You’re familiar with the music, even if

Eine Kleine Nacht… Kunst

First, apologies to Carsten Wieland or any other German speakers…I hope I wrote my title correctly. I’ve been doing a lot of piano practice lately, including a lovely transcription of Mozart’s well-known Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. You’re familiar with the music, even if

Who’s Ready for Inktober?

I’m looking forward to Inktober this year, which is rather surprising. Back in 2015 when I first began learning to draw, I knew nothing about this annual event in the art community and probably wouldn’t have dared try it if

Who’s Ready for Inktober?

I’m looking forward to Inktober this year, which is rather surprising. Back in 2015 when I first began learning to draw, I knew nothing about this annual event in the art community and probably wouldn’t have dared try it if