Category Archives: Art History

Pen and Ink – Today

Over the last few days I’ve been browsing online, learning about pens, inks, and artists who have worked with them. I’ve shared a bit of the knowledge I’ve found, and I hope you’ve enjoyed looking back at the past history

Pen and Ink – Today

Over the last few days I’ve been browsing online, learning about pens, inks, and artists who have worked with them. I’ve shared a bit of the knowledge I’ve found, and I hope you’ve enjoyed looking back at the past history

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Pen and Ink — The Renaissance

For me, getting ready for Inktober has led to a renaissance of sorts, a rebirth of my interest in pen and ink drawing, and a whole new appreciation for the art. Well, except for dip pens. Despite a lot of

Pen and Ink — The Renaissance

For me, getting ready for Inktober has led to a renaissance of sorts, a rebirth of my interest in pen and ink drawing, and a whole new appreciation for the art. Well, except for dip pens. Despite a lot of

Pen and Ink – An Early History

Inktober is in the air! My supplies are on the table, my excitement level is mounting, and I’m counting down the days until the event begins. I would never have thought I would love ink and Inktober so much, but

Pen and Ink – An Early History

Inktober is in the air! My supplies are on the table, my excitement level is mounting, and I’m counting down the days until the event begins. I would never have thought I would love ink and Inktober so much, but

Repousse – A New Art to Explore

In yesterday’s post I mentioned a workshop I attended earlier in the week. It was sponsored by one of the art clubs I belong to, and I really enjoyed it. I almost didn’t attend, thinking that the workshop topic —

Repousse – A New Art to Explore

In yesterday’s post I mentioned a workshop I attended earlier in the week. It was sponsored by one of the art clubs I belong to, and I really enjoyed it. I almost didn’t attend, thinking that the workshop topic —

The Ancient Art of Sumi-E

I was thrilled when my new Chinese Brush Art kit arrived yesterday. It is so beautiful! In fact, it’s so very beautiful that I’m afraid to touch it. Now, if only I knew what everything in this box is and

The Ancient Art of Sumi-E

I was thrilled when my new Chinese Brush Art kit arrived yesterday. It is so beautiful! In fact, it’s so very beautiful that I’m afraid to touch it. Now, if only I knew what everything in this box is and

One Thing Leads to Another

What I love most about creativity is how one thing always leads to another, so there’s never an end to all there is to learn, to do, and to explore. Right now I’m embarking on yet another new creative adventure,

One Thing Leads to Another

What I love most about creativity is how one thing always leads to another, so there’s never an end to all there is to learn, to do, and to explore. Right now I’m embarking on yet another new creative adventure,