Category Archives: Abstract Art

What Makes It Art?

Today I’m revisiting that much debated question: What is art? What is it about a drawing or painting that makes us call it art? Even before I begin, I know, of course, that there is no single definitive answer, and

What Makes It Art?

Today I’m revisiting that much debated question: What is art? What is it about a drawing or painting that makes us call it art? Even before I begin, I know, of course, that there is no single definitive answer, and

Just Cover the Canvas

Today has been a somewhat frustrating day as far as my art goes. Nothing has really worked out quite the way I’d hoped. It’s my fault in many ways. To begin, my mind — and my peace of mind — 

Just Cover the Canvas

Today has been a somewhat frustrating day as far as my art goes. Nothing has really worked out quite the way I’d hoped. It’s my fault in many ways. To begin, my mind — and my peace of mind — 

An Abstract I Actually Like

I am not an abstract painter. While I love abstract art, I’m only good at looking at it, not creating it. I rarely attempt abstract art, usually only if I’ve been reading about it or have been otherwise challenged in

An Abstract I Actually Like

I am not an abstract painter. While I love abstract art, I’m only good at looking at it, not creating it. I rarely attempt abstract art, usually only if I’ve been reading about it or have been otherwise challenged in

Bright and Bold

Over the next few weeks, I want to step away from representational painting now and then and just indulge myself in bright, bold colors. I want to splash, splatter, and pour my paints, letting them form their own shapes and designs.

Bright and Bold

Over the next few weeks, I want to step away from representational painting now and then and just indulge myself in bright, bold colors. I want to splash, splatter, and pour my paints, letting them form their own shapes and designs.

Emotions in Art

I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m looking at works of art. Now, as an artist, emotion also draws me to particular scenes, and when I pick up

Emotions in Art

I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m looking at works of art. Now, as an artist, emotion also draws me to particular scenes, and when I pick up

Point and Counterpoint

Last August I explored abstract art a bit, creating different paintings from ideas and suggestions I found in Artist magazine. I’d like to say that I learned a lot from the experience. I’d like to say that I developed a newfound

Point and Counterpoint

Last August I explored abstract art a bit, creating different paintings from ideas and suggestions I found in Artist magazine. I’d like to say that I learned a lot from the experience. I’d like to say that I developed a newfound

My Study in Scarlet

I love it when things converge around me. Call it coincidence, call it synchronicity, call it whatever you like. A good friend of mine used to say “The cosmos is revolving,” in such moments, and I rather like that thought.

My Study in Scarlet

I love it when things converge around me. Call it coincidence, call it synchronicity, call it whatever you like. A good friend of mine used to say “The cosmos is revolving,” in such moments, and I rather like that thought.