Monthly Archives: January 2017

Seascape Fantasy

This particular canvas panel has been many things in its short life.

Seascape Fantasy

This particular canvas panel has been many things in its short life.

A Milestone on the Journey

As I watched my list of followers increase, I formed an ambitious hope. I wanted to have 500 followers before the blog’s first anniversary. It seemed impossible, but today — months before the celebration — I hit that milestone.

A Milestone on the Journey

As I watched my list of followers increase, I formed an ambitious hope. I wanted to have 500 followers before the blog’s first anniversary. It seemed impossible, but today — months before the celebration — I hit that milestone.

Living Out Loud

I hope you enjoy this fun look back. Maybe it brings back a few childhood memories for you, too.

Living Out Loud

I hope you enjoy this fun look back. Maybe it brings back a few childhood memories for you, too.

Bits and Pieces

Although I don’t like the finished painting, I do see a lot about it that gives me hope for my future as an artist. As you know, I’m still trying to figure out who I am and who I want to be, and I think there’s a lot of me in this painting.

Bits and Pieces

Although I don’t like the finished painting, I do see a lot about it that gives me hope for my future as an artist. As you know, I’m still trying to figure out who I am and who I want to be, and I think there’s a lot of me in this painting.

One More for the Recycle Bin

The best I could manage was a fairly-decent sky, and from a distance, the tree-covered hills are all right. Maybe. I’m not even showing the entire painting because the rest of it is so hideous.

One More for the Recycle Bin

The best I could manage was a fairly-decent sky, and from a distance, the tree-covered hills are all right. Maybe. I’m not even showing the entire painting because the rest of it is so hideous.

Digital Fun

I don’t know how to use digital graphics programs like Photoshop or GIMP, so I just play around with them until I come up with something I like.

Digital Fun

I don’t know how to use digital graphics programs like Photoshop or GIMP, so I just play around with them until I come up with something I like.

An Artist’s Dilemma

In many ways, the painting does reflect who I am as an artist, and I like that. At the same time, I want to explore so many other colors and ideas.

An Artist’s Dilemma

In many ways, the painting does reflect who I am as an artist, and I like that. At the same time, I want to explore so many other colors and ideas.

Sketchbook Memories

Every artist — and every aspiring artist — should have a sketchbook. Although it might seem like an insignificant little thing, it’s one of the most important tools in our art arsenal.

Sketchbook Memories

Every artist — and every aspiring artist — should have a sketchbook. Although it might seem like an insignificant little thing, it’s one of the most important tools in our art arsenal.

Next on the Agenda

Recently, I’ve started practicing trees, and while I can do them fairly well in practice, I don’t seem able to get them the way I want when I try to include them in a landscape.

Next on the Agenda

Recently, I’ve started practicing trees, and while I can do them fairly well in practice, I don’t seem able to get them the way I want when I try to include them in a landscape.

But, It Doesn’t Look Like a Bird

It was about midnight when I suddenly woke up and realized that I hadn’t done anything for the monthly celebration of our feathery friends, so I stumbled out of bed, grabbed a warm robe, and headed to my little art room, still half asleep.

But, It Doesn’t Look Like a Bird

It was about midnight when I suddenly woke up and realized that I hadn’t done anything for the monthly celebration of our feathery friends, so I stumbled out of bed, grabbed a warm robe, and headed to my little art room, still half asleep.