Category Archives: Exercises

A Wise Old Owl Once Told Me

A good way to improve drawing skills is by drawing upside down.

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A Wise Old Owl Once Told Me

A good way to improve drawing skills is by drawing upside down.

Just Another Autumn Painting

I have to admit, I didn’t have a strong, specific intention for this painting. It was simply another autumn painting, another opportunity to work with a palette of warm colors, another chance to practice painting a familiar wooded scene.

Just Another Autumn Painting

I have to admit, I didn’t have a strong, specific intention for this painting. It was simply another autumn painting, another opportunity to work with a palette of warm colors, another chance to practice painting a familiar wooded scene.

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.

Fire in the Forest

For me, impressionist painting means following what I feel, going wherever the painting takes me.

Fire in the Forest

For me, impressionist painting means following what I feel, going wherever the painting takes me.

Checkers, Anyone?

For the record, I don’t play checkers. I know the fundamentals, but my brain has never fully grasped the strategies involved. As for chess — which is also played on a board with 64 squares — yes, I can play,

Checkers, Anyone?

For the record, I don’t play checkers. I know the fundamentals, but my brain has never fully grasped the strategies involved. As for chess — which is also played on a board with 64 squares — yes, I can play,

My Study in Scarlet

I love it when things converge around me. Call it coincidence, call it synchronicity, call it whatever you like. A good friend of mine used to say “The cosmos is revolving,” in such moments, and I rather like that thought.

My Study in Scarlet

I love it when things converge around me. Call it coincidence, call it synchronicity, call it whatever you like. A good friend of mine used to say “The cosmos is revolving,” in such moments, and I rather like that thought.

The Curse of Symmetry

Last summer as I was following along with lessons from different drawing books, I came across one assignment — to seek out and draw things which were asymmetrical. It seemed like an easy thing to do, until I tried to

The Curse of Symmetry

Last summer as I was following along with lessons from different drawing books, I came across one assignment — to seek out and draw things which were asymmetrical. It seemed like an easy thing to do, until I tried to