Category Archives: Cityscapes

Art with Attitude

So much of art is attitude, I’ve learned, and unfortunately at times my attitude isn’t the best. That was how I felt on Wednesday morning as I sat down with my drawing pad and my art books. It was time

Art with Attitude

So much of art is attitude, I’ve learned, and unfortunately at times my attitude isn’t the best. That was how I felt on Wednesday morning as I sat down with my drawing pad and my art books. It was time

Urban Sketchers

Recently I wrote about Urban Art Guide: How to Draw Urban Settings, a book I downloaded free for my Kindle. The opening pages of the book were great. The rest of it? Well, not so much so, I’m sad to

Urban Sketchers

Recently I wrote about Urban Art Guide: How to Draw Urban Settings, a book I downloaded free for my Kindle. The opening pages of the book were great. The rest of it? Well, not so much so, I’m sad to

It’s Not a Competition

“It’s not a competition.” I read those words as I browsed books at Amazon, and with a sigh of relief — and gratitude — I quickly downloaded the book they were from. It’s Urban Art Guide — How to Draw Urban

It’s Not a Competition

“It’s not a competition.” I read those words as I browsed books at Amazon, and with a sigh of relief — and gratitude — I quickly downloaded the book they were from. It’s Urban Art Guide — How to Draw Urban

A Matter of Perspective

Oh, my goodness, but do I have a headache! I’ve just been through a grueling lesson on perspective, and while I understand the concepts, I struggle with any sort of architectural drawing. My assignment today was simple enough: draw an

A Matter of Perspective

Oh, my goodness, but do I have a headache! I’ve just been through a grueling lesson on perspective, and while I understand the concepts, I struggle with any sort of architectural drawing. My assignment today was simple enough: draw an

Keep It Simple, Sweetheart

Simplify. That word has been one of my life’s mottos — if a single word can be a motto, that is. I have a natural tendency to over-do things, to make everything more complicated than it needs to be, and

Keep It Simple, Sweetheart

Simplify. That word has been one of my life’s mottos — if a single word can be a motto, that is. I have a natural tendency to over-do things, to make everything more complicated than it needs to be, and

Getting Bigger

Yesterday was a momentous one on my journey toward becoming an artist. I went art-shopping and for the first time, I purchased 11 x 15 inch paper. Later in the day, my husband also cut me a new — larger

Getting Bigger

Yesterday was a momentous one on my journey toward becoming an artist. I went art-shopping and for the first time, I purchased 11 x 15 inch paper. Later in the day, my husband also cut me a new — larger