Category Archives: Landscape

Finding My Way

Happy New Year to all my “Artistcoveries” friends. I hope this year brings you many opportunities to express yourself creatively — through drawing, painting, writing, music, and other art forms you enjoy. I’ve started my New Year off this morning

Finding My Way

Happy New Year to all my “Artistcoveries” friends. I hope this year brings you many opportunities to express yourself creatively — through drawing, painting, writing, music, and other art forms you enjoy. I’ve started my New Year off this morning

Some Things are Better Left Undone

I know I’m not the only one who tends to “overwork” paintings. Whether it’s in watercolor or oil, I’m constantly tweaking things when I should put down the brush and leave well enough alone. I’ve ruined countless paintings that way.

Some Things are Better Left Undone

I know I’m not the only one who tends to “overwork” paintings. Whether it’s in watercolor or oil, I’m constantly tweaking things when I should put down the brush and leave well enough alone. I’ve ruined countless paintings that way.

The Creative Spirit

Creativity is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I suppose I’ve always been a creative individual, although at times I’ve doubted it. I recall the “creativity tests” that were popular back in the late 60’s and

The Creative Spirit

Creativity is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I suppose I’ve always been a creative individual, although at times I’ve doubted it. I recall the “creativity tests” that were popular back in the late 60’s and

Re-do: Step 3

I hate it. That’s all I can say about how this painting turned out the second time around. Although I do like the skies, there’s nothing else about it that I’m pleased with. For some reason, I have problems with

Re-do: Step 3

I hate it. That’s all I can say about how this painting turned out the second time around. Although I do like the skies, there’s nothing else about it that I’m pleased with. For some reason, I have problems with

Re-do: Step 2

I’m still not getting a good photo of this painting, but I’m making a little progress on it. I’ve completed the tree line — for now, at least — and I am pleased with how it looks.   I’m still

Re-do: Step 2

I’m still not getting a good photo of this painting, but I’m making a little progress on it. I’ve completed the tree line — for now, at least — and I am pleased with how it looks.   I’m still

Re-do: Step 1

I’ve been working on my ruined canvas. I’m taking it very slowly, and thinking things through as I decide what scene I want to create. I knew, of course, I wanted interesting, colorful skies, so that’s where I began. When

Re-do: Step 1

I’ve been working on my ruined canvas. I’m taking it very slowly, and thinking things through as I decide what scene I want to create. I knew, of course, I wanted interesting, colorful skies, so that’s where I began. When

The Dark Side

Most of the time I seem to paint with fairly light and bright colors. Recently, I changed that and decided to try my hand — literally — at painting a darker landscape. Doing this painting felt much different, and in

The Dark Side

Most of the time I seem to paint with fairly light and bright colors. Recently, I changed that and decided to try my hand — literally — at painting a darker landscape. Doing this painting felt much different, and in