Monthly Archives: June 2016

Brushing Up

Of all the things I’ve learned and read and done — or tried — over the last year as a new artist, nothing has confounded me more than paintbrushes. Yes. Paintbrushes. I’ve watched a lot of watercolor tutorials. I’ve read

Brushing Up

Of all the things I’ve learned and read and done — or tried — over the last year as a new artist, nothing has confounded me more than paintbrushes. Yes. Paintbrushes. I’ve watched a lot of watercolor tutorials. I’ve read

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Inka-Dinka-Doo

Recently my husband made a comment about Jimmy Durante. Yeah, it came about while he was looking at my wonky cat with the big nose. “Does anybody even know who Jimmy Durante was anymore?” he then asked. “Probably not,” I

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Inka-Dinka-Doo

Recently my husband made a comment about Jimmy Durante. Yeah, it came about while he was looking at my wonky cat with the big nose. “Does anybody even know who Jimmy Durante was anymore?” he then asked. “Probably not,” I

Whatever Works

As artists, we each have our own approach to drawing, painting, and other forms of expression. We have our own methods and our own rituals. We also each have our own unique learning style. What works for you might not

Whatever Works

As artists, we each have our own approach to drawing, painting, and other forms of expression. We have our own methods and our own rituals. We also each have our own unique learning style. What works for you might not

Johnny One Note

Many, many years ago, Rodgers and Hart wrote the score for Words and Music, a movie experience that told the story of their collaboration and ultimate success. The film was filled with spectacular musical numbers, including Judy Garland singing about

Johnny One Note

Many, many years ago, Rodgers and Hart wrote the score for Words and Music, a movie experience that told the story of their collaboration and ultimate success. The film was filled with spectacular musical numbers, including Judy Garland singing about

Putting It All Together — Almost

I like practicing art in little bits and pieces. Sometimes looking at a landscape is almost overwhelming. There are so many things to see! There are skies and clouds, rivers and lakes, trees, rocks, and oh, so much more! Breaking

Putting It All Together — Almost

I like practicing art in little bits and pieces. Sometimes looking at a landscape is almost overwhelming. There are so many things to see! There are skies and clouds, rivers and lakes, trees, rocks, and oh, so much more! Breaking

You Asked for It

Since I’m studying art anatomy, of course the topic of skulls has come up in conversation. Sorry to say, I haven’t gotten around to drawing any skulls recently. I’m still working on arm bones, you know. That’s not to say

You Asked for It

Since I’m studying art anatomy, of course the topic of skulls has come up in conversation. Sorry to say, I haven’t gotten around to drawing any skulls recently. I’m still working on arm bones, you know. That’s not to say

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the art world, imitation is also a very important part of the learning process. One of the first “tricks” I discovered to help improve my drawing skills was

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the art world, imitation is also a very important part of the learning process. One of the first “tricks” I discovered to help improve my drawing skills was