Monthly Archives: August 2018

Heart and Soul

Over the summer I’ve been doing a few abstract paintings in acrylics. Since I don’t ordinarily do abstract art and since acrylics and I don’t get along well, this may seem like a strange thing for me to do. I

Heart and Soul

Over the summer I’ve been doing a few abstract paintings in acrylics. Since I don’t ordinarily do abstract art and since acrylics and I don’t get along well, this may seem like a strange thing for me to do. I

A Definite Improvement — Or Not?

Recently I wrote about the process of critiquing our own art, and I used a painting I’d recently finished as an example. As I went through the critique process, I quickly realized that — in my opinion — the painting

A Definite Improvement — Or Not?

Recently I wrote about the process of critiquing our own art, and I used a painting I’d recently finished as an example. As I went through the critique process, I quickly realized that — in my opinion — the painting

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Nope, I’m not drawing dogs — although our stuffed puppies do make excellent subjects. From time to time I will sketch one of them during my daily drawing practices, but this post isn’t about puppies. It’s another post about trees,

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Nope, I’m not drawing dogs — although our stuffed puppies do make excellent subjects. From time to time I will sketch one of them during my daily drawing practices, but this post isn’t about puppies. It’s another post about trees,

A Year to Remember

Recently I received my official announcement for the upcoming HFAA Art Show. A few days earlier, I had actually helped fold and staple the flyers during our monthly HFAA meeting, so I already knew all about our event. I had

A Year to Remember

Recently I received my official announcement for the upcoming HFAA Art Show. A few days earlier, I had actually helped fold and staple the flyers during our monthly HFAA meeting, so I already knew all about our event. I had

Critiquing Our Art

Having studied art now for several years, I’ve learned that two specific things tend to give us problems: Knowing when a painting is finished Knowing if a painting is good These are related problems, and I’m always looking for information

Critiquing Our Art

Having studied art now for several years, I’ve learned that two specific things tend to give us problems: Knowing when a painting is finished Knowing if a painting is good These are related problems, and I’m always looking for information

Going with Graphite

I’m excited by the drawing work I’ve done over the summer. I’ve learned a lot, and most importantly I’m realizing how much more there is for me to learn when it comes to graphite pencils. For so long, I really

Going with Graphite

I’m excited by the drawing work I’ve done over the summer. I’ve learned a lot, and most importantly I’m realizing how much more there is for me to learn when it comes to graphite pencils. For so long, I really

The Light of Day

I love rainy mornings. For me, it’s a perfect time for drawing and painting. I listen to the sound of the rain coming down, I relax, and I enjoy my art. Unless I’m using acrylics. Yes, I’ve said it before,

The Light of Day

I love rainy mornings. For me, it’s a perfect time for drawing and painting. I listen to the sound of the rain coming down, I relax, and I enjoy my art. Unless I’m using acrylics. Yes, I’ve said it before,