Category Archives: Famous Artists

What Went Wrong? – Part 2

Before I recount my tale of woe and share the steps I took from hopeful start to disastrous finish of my “Winter Stream” painting, let me take a moment first to more properly introduce Aubrey Phillips. Phillips was from the

What Went Wrong? – Part 2

Before I recount my tale of woe and share the steps I took from hopeful start to disastrous finish of my “Winter Stream” painting, let me take a moment first to more properly introduce Aubrey Phillips. Phillips was from the

What Went Wrong? – Part 1

I had high hopes for this painting. I suppose that was my first big mistake. My second mistake, I think, was that I tried to do everything right, to the best of my ability. The reason that was probably a

What Went Wrong? – Part 1

I had high hopes for this painting. I suppose that was my first big mistake. My second mistake, I think, was that I tried to do everything right, to the best of my ability. The reason that was probably a

Late for the Party

I am about to set off on a creative adventure. It’s one I vaguely recall reading about before, but not one that I’ve seriously considered in the past. It’s the “100 Day Project” but with a few personal caveats. First,

Late for the Party

I am about to set off on a creative adventure. It’s one I vaguely recall reading about before, but not one that I’ve seriously considered in the past. It’s the “100 Day Project” but with a few personal caveats. First,

A Study in Light and Shadow

I’m sitting here in my new littleĀ art studio — or actually, I’m sitting here at my computer desk, a short distance away from my studio area. It’s a good place to sit and get a bit of perspective on my

A Study in Light and Shadow

I’m sitting here in my new littleĀ art studio — or actually, I’m sitting here at my computer desk, a short distance away from my studio area. It’s a good place to sit and get a bit of perspective on my

America’s Presidents

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it in this blog, but presidential history is another of my interests. In the past, I’ve referred to it as a hobby, but in some ways that trivializes our nation’s history a bit,

America’s Presidents

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it in this blog, but presidential history is another of my interests. In the past, I’ve referred to it as a hobby, but in some ways that trivializes our nation’s history a bit,

A New Rembrandt?

Since I’ve been reading a lot about the Dutch Golden Age of painting — and sharing much of what I learn with my husband — it was no wonder he quickly called me in to the living room a few

A New Rembrandt?

Since I’ve been reading a lot about the Dutch Golden Age of painting — and sharing much of what I learn with my husband — it was no wonder he quickly called me in to the living room a few

To Have and To Hold

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day today, I thought it would be fun to look at love and romance in the world of art. There have been many famous couples who’ve shared not only a passion for art, but also for

To Have and To Hold

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day today, I thought it would be fun to look at love and romance in the world of art. There have been many famous couples who’ve shared not only a passion for art, but also for