Category Archives: Landscape

I Had to Try This

So, where did today’s prompt words take Cheeky Monkey Mind and me? Those words — relax, mysterious, weak, legend, tree — took us on a whirlwind tour of the world, for they led us to the ubiquitous yew tree, which

I Had to Try This

So, where did today’s prompt words take Cheeky Monkey Mind and me? Those words — relax, mysterious, weak, legend, tree — took us on a whirlwind tour of the world, for they led us to the ubiquitous yew tree, which

Two for the Price of One

TODAY’S SILLY SEARCH PROMPT WORDS: Transport, run, cruel, snow, tree. Those words led Cheeky Monkey Mind and me to the spruce tree. I thought that a spruce was a species of pine, but actually there are differences between the two.

Two for the Price of One

TODAY’S SILLY SEARCH PROMPT WORDS: Transport, run, cruel, snow, tree. Those words led Cheeky Monkey Mind and me to the spruce tree. I thought that a spruce was a species of pine, but actually there are differences between the two.

A Different Kind of Illusion

Inktober is still new, but so far, I’m enjoying it. Of course, I haven’t yet been brave enough to dig out those dip pens again. Will I dare? I don’t know. What I do know is that I’m having fun

A Different Kind of Illusion

Inktober is still new, but so far, I’m enjoying it. Of course, I haven’t yet been brave enough to dig out those dip pens again. Will I dare? I don’t know. What I do know is that I’m having fun

We Interrupt This Program…

Only a few days into Inktober last year, I had to interrupt so that I could share my happiness over winning my first art award — a judge merit award on the “storm clouds” painting I’d entered in the 2018

We Interrupt This Program…

Only a few days into Inktober last year, I had to interrupt so that I could share my happiness over winning my first art award — a judge merit award on the “storm clouds” painting I’d entered in the 2018

Creating Illusions

I remember the first time I heard that art is an illusion. Maybe other artists have a natural awareness of that very basic truth, but for me it was an eye-opening, mind-jolting moment of realization. Yes, art is illusion. That realization

Creating Illusions

I remember the first time I heard that art is an illusion. Maybe other artists have a natural awareness of that very basic truth, but for me it was an eye-opening, mind-jolting moment of realization. Yes, art is illusion. That realization

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Back at the Easel Again

For weeks now, I’ve been focusing on drawing, practicing with both graphite and ink. Meanwhile, I’ve had a painting languishing on my easel for months now. It’s that old bugaboo painting I started back… when? Quite some time ago, I know.

Back at the Easel Again

For weeks now, I’ve been focusing on drawing, practicing with both graphite and ink. Meanwhile, I’ve had a painting languishing on my easel for months now. It’s that old bugaboo painting I started back… when? Quite some time ago, I know.