Category Archives: Elements of Composition

Creating Interest through Contrast

My drawing time this morning involved a rather technical concept, that of creating interest in a drawing through the use of contrast. In today’s exercise the contrast was one of value, although there are many other forms of contrast we

Creating Interest through Contrast

My drawing time this morning involved a rather technical concept, that of creating interest in a drawing through the use of contrast. In today’s exercise the contrast was one of value, although there are many other forms of contrast we

One Thing Leads to Another

What I love most about creativity is how one thing always leads to another, so there’s never an end to all there is to learn, to do, and to explore. Right now I’m embarking on yet another new creative adventure,

One Thing Leads to Another

What I love most about creativity is how one thing always leads to another, so there’s never an end to all there is to learn, to do, and to explore. Right now I’m embarking on yet another new creative adventure,

Taking It Slow

I’ve done a little more work on my seascape. Not much, but enough that I’m starting to question myself and my choices. What I’ve been working on is the distant horizon. Before I put any paint on my palette or

Taking It Slow

I’ve done a little more work on my seascape. Not much, but enough that I’m starting to question myself and my choices. What I’ve been working on is the distant horizon. Before I put any paint on my palette or

My Old Bugaboo

I love words, and among the words I love best is bugaboo. It’s a playful-sounding word; it’s light-hearted, and it makes me laugh. What, exactly is a bugaboo? According to Merriam-Webster, a bugaboo is “an imaginary object of fear.” It can also be

My Old Bugaboo

I love words, and among the words I love best is bugaboo. It’s a playful-sounding word; it’s light-hearted, and it makes me laugh. What, exactly is a bugaboo? According to Merriam-Webster, a bugaboo is “an imaginary object of fear.” It can also be

Impressionist Styles

Characteristics of an Impressionist painting include distinctive brush strokes, vivid colors, ordinary subject matter, candid poses and compositions and most importantly, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities and unusual visual angles.

Impressionist Styles

Characteristics of an Impressionist painting include distinctive brush strokes, vivid colors, ordinary subject matter, candid poses and compositions and most importantly, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities and unusual visual angles.

How Many Times Can One Canvas Be Painted?

This painting isn’t one I take too seriously, and I have to smile each time I look at it. This particular canvas, you see, has had quite an interesting history.

How Many Times Can One Canvas Be Painted?

This painting isn’t one I take too seriously, and I have to smile each time I look at it. This particular canvas, you see, has had quite an interesting history.

Right Brain, Left Brain

The philosopher Pythagorus used “cosmos” to describe the universe, seeing within it a purposeful order.

Right Brain, Left Brain

The philosopher Pythagorus used “cosmos” to describe the universe, seeing within it a purposeful order.