Category Archives: Art Studio

Tools of the Trade

There are lots of artists who don’t like using brushes, or who may use brushes but also reach for many different tools of the artistic trade.

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Tools of the Trade

There are lots of artists who don’t like using brushes, or who may use brushes but also reach for many different tools of the artistic trade.

Five Things

What five things do I consider essential for creating art?

Five Things

What five things do I consider essential for creating art?

Yes, No, Maybe, and… What?

Lately I’ve been on a cleaning crusade.  Time to clip pictures from old magazines — recipes, too — and toss those past issues away. Time to go through the closets, put summer clothes away, and get ready for winter. Time

Yes, No, Maybe, and… What?

Lately I’ve been on a cleaning crusade.  Time to clip pictures from old magazines — recipes, too — and toss those past issues away. Time to go through the closets, put summer clothes away, and get ready for winter. Time

Keeping an Art Clipbook

Writers often keep clipbooks or files where they can tuck away ideas for future stories — little scraps of dialogue they’ve overheard, notes about moods or emotions they’ve felt at different places, little thoughts about characters or those great what if  questions

Keeping an Art Clipbook

Writers often keep clipbooks or files where they can tuck away ideas for future stories — little scraps of dialogue they’ve overheard, notes about moods or emotions they’ve felt at different places, little thoughts about characters or those great what if  questions

Collaborative Art

Our grandson Madox visited on Saturday, and as always, he wanted to do a little painting. I’ve bought him a set of watercolors and brushes, and he has his own pad of watercolor paper now. On his last painting adventure,

Collaborative Art

Our grandson Madox visited on Saturday, and as always, he wanted to do a little painting. I’ve bought him a set of watercolors and brushes, and he has his own pad of watercolor paper now. On his last painting adventure,

Hold It Right There!

I haven’t done a lot of serious drawing and painting recently, but I have done a lot of reading, a lot of studying, and a lot of practice work. I laughed a little when I read Mark Christopher Weber’s words

Hold It Right There!

I haven’t done a lot of serious drawing and painting recently, but I have done a lot of reading, a lot of studying, and a lot of practice work. I laughed a little when I read Mark Christopher Weber’s words

What’s Stopping You?

All right, so the question of the day is really a bit more personal. It’s not so much about what’s stopping you as it is about what’s stopping me. This is the third of four questions posed by artist George

What’s Stopping You?

All right, so the question of the day is really a bit more personal. It’s not so much about what’s stopping you as it is about what’s stopping me. This is the third of four questions posed by artist George