Category Archives: Landscape

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

Playing with Paints

Along with oil painting practice, I’ve been practicing a bit with watercolors, too, using that helpful “What? Me worry?” attitude and simply having fun. I don’t think of it so much as practicing as I do playing.  Here’s a recent watercolor that

Playing with Paints

Along with oil painting practice, I’ve been practicing a bit with watercolors, too, using that helpful “What? Me worry?” attitude and simply having fun. I don’t think of it so much as practicing as I do playing.  Here’s a recent watercolor that

Sienna Ridge

Practice. Exercises. Studies. These are all words and concepts I’m familiar with as a pianist, and I’ve found they have meaning for artists, as well. I have to admit that I was really naïve about art before I began this

Sienna Ridge

Practice. Exercises. Studies. These are all words and concepts I’m familiar with as a pianist, and I’ve found they have meaning for artists, as well. I have to admit that I was really naïve about art before I began this

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

Why Landscapes? Why Not!

Many times during my art journey I’ve wondered where I might end up. What sort of artist did I aspire to become? Although I’ve tried this, that, and a half-dozen other things in art — from watercolors to pastels, from

Why Landscapes? Why Not!

Many times during my art journey I’ve wondered where I might end up. What sort of artist did I aspire to become? Although I’ve tried this, that, and a half-dozen other things in art — from watercolors to pastels, from

The Great Mysteries of Art

I’ve always loved reading stories about art sleuths. You know, those dedicated individuals who track down stolen paintings or other works of art, and those, also, who set out to prove or disprove the authenticity of a newly-discovered painting or

The Great Mysteries of Art

I’ve always loved reading stories about art sleuths. You know, those dedicated individuals who track down stolen paintings or other works of art, and those, also, who set out to prove or disprove the authenticity of a newly-discovered painting or