Monthly Archives: April 2016

If I Start Drawing Naked Men…

I’ve already told my husband not to worry if he finds drawings of naked men. I’d noticed that odd look on his face, you see, when he came across the sketch I’d made of a partially-nude male model. This was my first

If I Start Drawing Naked Men…

I’ve already told my husband not to worry if he finds drawings of naked men. I’d noticed that odd look on his face, you see, when he came across the sketch I’d made of a partially-nude male model. This was my first

Dabbling

I’d have to say that at least half the fun of art comes from experimenting. I love the fact that there aren’t a lot of stuffy rules to follow, and although some rules do exist, we don’t have to follow

Dabbling

I’d have to say that at least half the fun of art comes from experimenting. I love the fact that there aren’t a lot of stuffy rules to follow, and although some rules do exist, we don’t have to follow

What Is It?

“What is it?” Those are the three little words no artist ever wants to hear, especially one who’s still relatively new to the art journey. In other words, especially ME! Usually my husband is my biggest fan, and each day

What Is It?

“What is it?” Those are the three little words no artist ever wants to hear, especially one who’s still relatively new to the art journey. In other words, especially ME! Usually my husband is my biggest fan, and each day

Works of Art, or…?

Every morning when my husband gets to work, he gives me a call. We usually talk about the day he has planned, and at some point in the conversation he’ll always ask, “What’s on your agenda today?” My answer might be

Works of Art, or…?

Every morning when my husband gets to work, he gives me a call. We usually talk about the day he has planned, and at some point in the conversation he’ll always ask, “What’s on your agenda today?” My answer might be

Art for a Good Cause

I just got the latest issue of Artist magazine, and, as always, it’s filled with great articles and useful information. The cover illustration caught my eye at once. It’s from an oil painting by Robert Louis Caldwell called Before and

Art for a Good Cause

I just got the latest issue of Artist magazine, and, as always, it’s filled with great articles and useful information. The cover illustration caught my eye at once. It’s from an oil painting by Robert Louis Caldwell called Before and

Disillusionment Always Precedes Enlightenment

Maybe you’ve heard those words before. “Disillusionment always precedes enlightenment.” I’ve heard them a lot, and often they come from inside my own head, a hopeful reminder not to let myself get too discouraged. I have no idea where I

Disillusionment Always Precedes Enlightenment

Maybe you’ve heard those words before. “Disillusionment always precedes enlightenment.” I’ve heard them a lot, and often they come from inside my own head, a hopeful reminder not to let myself get too discouraged. I have no idea where I

Graduating to a Whole New Level

Being a self-taught student of art offers many challenges, not the least of which is knowing how to assess my abilities and determine the appropriate level for studies. For the last ten months, I’ve considered myself a beginner. I’ve been

Graduating to a Whole New Level

Being a self-taught student of art offers many challenges, not the least of which is knowing how to assess my abilities and determine the appropriate level for studies. For the last ten months, I’ve considered myself a beginner. I’ve been