Category Archives: Famous Artists

The Art of Practice – Tip #4

Today’s tip is a simple and effective one. Observe Without Judgment Rendering accurately is overrated. Give yourself a chance before bludgeoning early efforts. Have patience, and adjust as you go.   The keyword in this tip, in my opinion, is judgment.

The Art of Practice – Tip #4

Today’s tip is a simple and effective one. Observe Without Judgment Rendering accurately is overrated. Give yourself a chance before bludgeoning early efforts. Have patience, and adjust as you go.   The keyword in this tip, in my opinion, is judgment.

Claude Lorrain: An Artist Studying From Nature

I love painting landscapes in oil, and thankfully, I love learning about the art equally as much. I’m fascinated by stories of early artists and how they approached their work. Currently, I’m reading about the life and work of Claude

Claude Lorrain: An Artist Studying From Nature

I love painting landscapes in oil, and thankfully, I love learning about the art equally as much. I’m fascinated by stories of early artists and how they approached their work. Currently, I’m reading about the life and work of Claude

The Art of Practice – Tip #2

I can fully understand and appreciate today’s practice tip, although I don’t think we should swallow it whole. First, here’s the tip: Right Size the Shame In unconscious ways we often shame ourselves when trying things that require new skills.

The Art of Practice – Tip #2

I can fully understand and appreciate today’s practice tip, although I don’t think we should swallow it whole. First, here’s the tip: Right Size the Shame In unconscious ways we often shame ourselves when trying things that require new skills.

Don’t Laugh

We all know the importance of practicing…but, what shall we practice? That’s always a question, and it’s often answered with a recommendation to copy the masters. There are many benefits to be gained from this sort of practice, but…that’s not

Don’t Laugh

We all know the importance of practicing…but, what shall we practice? That’s always a question, and it’s often answered with a recommendation to copy the masters. There are many benefits to be gained from this sort of practice, but…that’s not

If It Isn’t Fine…

Two years ago I posed a question about art — what makes a work a piece of art? With over 100 “likes” and more than 100 comments, that post — Yes, But Is It Art? — has become the most

If It Isn’t Fine…

Two years ago I posed a question about art — what makes a work a piece of art? With over 100 “likes” and more than 100 comments, that post — Yes, But Is It Art? — has become the most

Field Trip

What student doesn’t look forward to a field trip? It’s true even for self-taught students of art. On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to take a field trip to the Albrecht Kemper Art Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri. Oh, how

Field Trip

What student doesn’t look forward to a field trip? It’s true even for self-taught students of art. On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to take a field trip to the Albrecht Kemper Art Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri. Oh, how

Young Artist at Work

I’m never too trusting of internet quotes, but we’ve all heard the one attributed to Picasso: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up.” I am reminded of this quote each

Young Artist at Work

I’m never too trusting of internet quotes, but we’ve all heard the one attributed to Picasso: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up.” I am reminded of this quote each