Category Archives: Elements of Art

Scribbles

I am a believer in basics. No matter how proficient we may become in a skill, it’s always helpful to go back to the basics from time to time, approaching the subject as if we knew nothing. For me, this

Scribbles

I am a believer in basics. No matter how proficient we may become in a skill, it’s always helpful to go back to the basics from time to time, approaching the subject as if we knew nothing. For me, this

What Else Would You Like to Do?

While recuperating, the closest I actually came to doing any art was to grab a sketchbook one day and doodle a bit. I actually spent more time playing with my kneaded eraser, however, than actually sketching anything.

What Else Would You Like to Do?

While recuperating, the closest I actually came to doing any art was to grab a sketchbook one day and doodle a bit. I actually spent more time playing with my kneaded eraser, however, than actually sketching anything.

Chiaroscuro

I’ve been working on chiaroscuro drawings, using graphite and shading techniques to create form.

Chiaroscuro

I’ve been working on chiaroscuro drawings, using graphite and shading techniques to create form.

Woodland Strolls

Yesterday, I challenged myself to create another woodland sceneĀ  — and to do it in a small-scale format. It was the first time I’ve tried painting on a 5 x 7 inch panel, and it was a challenge, indeed.

Woodland Strolls

Yesterday, I challenged myself to create another woodland sceneĀ  — and to do it in a small-scale format. It was the first time I’ve tried painting on a 5 x 7 inch panel, and it was a challenge, indeed.

Twilight Frost at the Old Creek

Being “an artist” involves much more than learning how to apply a medium to a support/surface. It requires a certain sort of vision, an ability to use one’s imagination, and a creative spirit.

Twilight Frost at the Old Creek

Being “an artist” involves much more than learning how to apply a medium to a support/surface. It requires a certain sort of vision, an ability to use one’s imagination, and a creative spirit.

To Paint or Not to Paint…?

It’s good, of course, to be so enthusiastic about a particular medium, but it’s also occurred to me that maybe there’s a downside to having finally “found my niche” in the art world.

To Paint or Not to Paint…?

It’s good, of course, to be so enthusiastic about a particular medium, but it’s also occurred to me that maybe there’s a downside to having finally “found my niche” in the art world.