Monthly Archives: March 2016

What Did the Little Acorn Say When It Grew Up?

Maybe you’ve heard that old joke before, and you’re probably thinking that this is going to be another post about trees and how to draw them. Nope. Not this time. That little acorn said “Geometry!” And geometry has been giving

What Did the Little Acorn Say When It Grew Up?

Maybe you’ve heard that old joke before, and you’re probably thinking that this is going to be another post about trees and how to draw them. Nope. Not this time. That little acorn said “Geometry!” And geometry has been giving

Harmony in Painting – Through the Eyes of Cezanne

Harmony is a term I’ve most-often heard in reference to music, not visual art. As I’m learning more about composition — another term I’m familiar with as a musician — I’m discovering the importance of creating harmony within our art

Harmony in Painting – Through the Eyes of Cezanne

Harmony is a term I’ve most-often heard in reference to music, not visual art. As I’m learning more about composition — another term I’m familiar with as a musician — I’m discovering the importance of creating harmony within our art

Finish What You Start

I have a rule in my studio: I must finish what I start. — Keiko Yasuoka I loved reading this matter-of-fact statement from watercolorist Keiko Yasuoka. Her work was featured in the February 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist — one

Finish What You Start

I have a rule in my studio: I must finish what I start. — Keiko Yasuoka I loved reading this matter-of-fact statement from watercolorist Keiko Yasuoka. Her work was featured in the February 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist — one

What Did I Expect?

Had someone told me a year ago that today I would be writing posts for an online art blog, happily drawing and painting, and sharing my work with others, I would have gotten a good laugh from that prediction. Never in

What Did I Expect?

Had someone told me a year ago that today I would be writing posts for an online art blog, happily drawing and painting, and sharing my work with others, I would have gotten a good laugh from that prediction. Never in

The Eye of the Beholder

As I wrote yesterday, art is a very personal experience. That’s true not only for artists creating works, but also for those who view them. We each have our likes and dislikes and as I’ve often heard said, there’s no

The Eye of the Beholder

As I wrote yesterday, art is a very personal experience. That’s true not only for artists creating works, but also for those who view them. We each have our likes and dislikes and as I’ve often heard said, there’s no

The Personal Touch of Art

Something about art moves people, I’ve learned. It has the power to touch people in ways we can’t fully understand. For a moment, stop and think about your favorite works of art — paintings, sculptures, architectural wonders. Can you define

The Personal Touch of Art

Something about art moves people, I’ve learned. It has the power to touch people in ways we can’t fully understand. For a moment, stop and think about your favorite works of art — paintings, sculptures, architectural wonders. Can you define

Telling Stories Through Art

As a writer, I’m well aware of the term narrative. As a photographer, I’ve heard many times that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and as an art lover, I’ve often said that some pictures “speak” to me. Now,

Telling Stories Through Art

As a writer, I’m well aware of the term narrative. As a photographer, I’ve heard many times that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and as an art lover, I’ve often said that some pictures “speak” to me. Now,