Category Archives: Elements of Art

Thank You, Mr. Fletcher

Arnold Fletcher and I “met” quite by accident. Now, of course, I never made his acquaintance in person. Our relationship has been strictly that of author and reader, and I’ve been unable to learn a lot about him. The only information

Thank You, Mr. Fletcher

Arnold Fletcher and I “met” quite by accident. Now, of course, I never made his acquaintance in person. Our relationship has been strictly that of author and reader, and I’ve been unable to learn a lot about him. The only information

Behold the Simple Orange

For as much time as I spent working on this little painting, it should, by all rights, be a masterpiece. It’s not. It’s just a simple painting of an orange that wasn’t really planned too well. I did paint this

Behold the Simple Orange

For as much time as I spent working on this little painting, it should, by all rights, be a masterpiece. It’s not. It’s just a simple painting of an orange that wasn’t really planned too well. I did paint this

A Long and Winding Road

My art journey has definitely been a long, winding road. It’s led me to places I never imagined I’d go. It’s been interesting, and sometimes it’s been fun. Most of all, it’s been challenging, especially when the concept of perspective

A Long and Winding Road

My art journey has definitely been a long, winding road. It’s led me to places I never imagined I’d go. It’s been interesting, and sometimes it’s been fun. Most of all, it’s been challenging, especially when the concept of perspective

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

What Inspires You?

Every creative individual speaks of inspiration. We may define it in different ways, but we all seek it and welcome it when it comes. Most definitions of inspiration tell us that it is something or someone that causes us to feel

What Inspires You?

Every creative individual speaks of inspiration. We may define it in different ways, but we all seek it and welcome it when it comes. Most definitions of inspiration tell us that it is something or someone that causes us to feel

A Little “Painterly” Fun

Painterly.  When I first heard that term, I was confounded by it. What exactly did it mean? I didn’t have a clue. I simply thought that anything painted in oil was painterly in some way or another, but no, it

A Little “Painterly” Fun

Painterly.  When I first heard that term, I was confounded by it. What exactly did it mean? I didn’t have a clue. I simply thought that anything painted in oil was painterly in some way or another, but no, it

Getting Adventurous

I’ve already declared that 2020 — the Chinese year of the Rat — will be a year of imagination for me. As each day goes by, I find myself building onto that single word and watching it grow and blossom.

Getting Adventurous

I’ve already declared that 2020 — the Chinese year of the Rat — will be a year of imagination for me. As each day goes by, I find myself building onto that single word and watching it grow and blossom.