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.
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.
The philosopher Pythagorus used “cosmos” to describe the universe, seeing within it a purposeful order.
I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m … More
Last summer as I was following along with lessons from different drawing books, I came across one assignment — to … More
At the very first art club meeting I attended — last year — one member gave a brief talk about composition … More
Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about art and music. This was the theme of a … More
“Concept is the reason that you’re painting the painting. It is the idea that you wish to convey to the … More
We’ve all heard the adage that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. True, indeed, but may I add … More
There is a very long story behind this painting, much too long to recount here. Suffice it to say that … More
I’ve always loved reading stories about art sleuths. You know, those dedicated individuals who track down stolen paintings or other … More
I’ve often recounted the story of buying my first sketchbook, how odd it felt to walk through the art supply … More
Will I ever learn to create the landscapes I want? Will I ever be able to paint trees that make me smile? Or will it always be a struggle for me?
…I like the pathway I created. It’s not exactly a road, but it does lead somewhere, and for me, that’s a triumph of sorts.
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.
I really loved this painting…until the giant tree happened.
Let’s talk today about abstraction. I like a lot of abstract art…to look at. I’m not so keen yet on … More
When I look back over the last year, I’m amazed to think that from someone who couldn’t draw a straight … More