Category Archives: Elements of Art

When It All Goes Wrong

Brace yourselves. Now that I’ve adopted the rule of never wiping away a work in progress, you’ll be seeing a lot of bad paintings, like this one: You’ll recognize it, of course, as yet another of my woodland scenes, and

When It All Goes Wrong

Brace yourselves. Now that I’ve adopted the rule of never wiping away a work in progress, you’ll be seeing a lot of bad paintings, like this one: You’ll recognize it, of course, as yet another of my woodland scenes, and

A Method to my Madness

Insanity, it’s been said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. By that definition, I might well be called crazy because my recent art practice has been based on taking a familiar “woodland scene” idea

A Method to my Madness

Insanity, it’s been said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. By that definition, I might well be called crazy because my recent art practice has been based on taking a familiar “woodland scene” idea

How Quickly We Forget

Last week I attended a Christmas luncheon hosted by one of the art clubs I belong to. It’s always fun now to be around other artists, to talk about projects we’re working on, and to even share photographs of art

How Quickly We Forget

Last week I attended a Christmas luncheon hosted by one of the art clubs I belong to. It’s always fun now to be around other artists, to talk about projects we’re working on, and to even share photographs of art

Conceptual Landscape Art – Part 2

Artists often speak of the “ugly stages” of a painting. For me, my paintings often go into that ugly stage and never escape from it. At any rate, my current “conceptual landscape” project has definitely reached that point. It’s horrible.

Conceptual Landscape Art – Part 2

Artists often speak of the “ugly stages” of a painting. For me, my paintings often go into that ugly stage and never escape from it. At any rate, my current “conceptual landscape” project has definitely reached that point. It’s horrible.

Conceptual Landscape Art – Part 1

My husband is of the opinion that everyone loves landscape paintings. In some respects, I’m sure he’s right. Landscapes are generally peaceful, soothing scenes, making use of nature’s own palette. Blue skies, green grasses, majestic purple-hued mountains, and little bits

Conceptual Landscape Art – Part 1

My husband is of the opinion that everyone loves landscape paintings. In some respects, I’m sure he’s right. Landscapes are generally peaceful, soothing scenes, making use of nature’s own palette. Blue skies, green grasses, majestic purple-hued mountains, and little bits

Habits – Good, Bad, New, Old

Art, in many ways, is a habit. Those of us who pursue it in any of its myriad forms — drawing, painting, music-making, or other expressions — are often counseled to make it a daily habit. Some do; some don’t.

Habits – Good, Bad, New, Old

Art, in many ways, is a habit. Those of us who pursue it in any of its myriad forms — drawing, painting, music-making, or other expressions — are often counseled to make it a daily habit. Some do; some don’t.

Discovering Digital Art

I have played around with┬ádigital art a bit, but only a bit. A very little bit, in fact. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I’ve toyed with photo manipulation, and I’ve really done nothing with actual art.

Discovering Digital Art

I have played around with┬ádigital art a bit, but only a bit. A very little bit, in fact. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I’ve toyed with photo manipulation, and I’ve really done nothing with actual art.