Category Archives: Landscape

Just Give It Up, Already!

I believe it’s important for us to try many different things in art. Since I began my journey of discovery, I’ve explored many different media and have tried different subjects. I feel I’ve benefited from every attempt I’ve made at

Just Give It Up, Already!

I believe it’s important for us to try many different things in art. Since I began my journey of discovery, I’ve explored many different media and have tried different subjects. I feel I’ve benefited from every attempt I’ve made at

Lessons Learned

When I reached the half-way point of my 100-day creative adventure and posted about the project, I mentioned a few unsuccessful painting attempts, warning that you’d be seeing some of them in upcoming posts. Today I’m sharing one of those

Lessons Learned

When I reached the half-way point of my 100-day creative adventure and posted about the project, I mentioned a few unsuccessful painting attempts, warning that you’d be seeing some of them in upcoming posts. Today I’m sharing one of those

Painting the Prairie

I’m not a plein aire painter, as you probably know if you’ve read this blog for a while. That fact didn’t stop me, though, from joining fellow artists from the area in the recent “Paint the Prairie” event at nearby

Painting the Prairie

I’m not a plein aire painter, as you probably know if you’ve read this blog for a while. That fact didn’t stop me, though, from joining fellow artists from the area in the recent “Paint the Prairie” event at nearby

It’s Complicated

Several years back there was a movie — It’s Complicated — about modern-day relationships — which can, indeed, become a bit complicated. I’m fortunate to have a good, old-fashioned sort of relationship. Nothing complicated there, at all. But,  you know

It’s Complicated

Several years back there was a movie — It’s Complicated — about modern-day relationships — which can, indeed, become a bit complicated. I’m fortunate to have a good, old-fashioned sort of relationship. Nothing complicated there, at all. But,  you know

My New Favorite Color

As a landscape painter who loves painting skies, I’ve always been partial to blues — from the palest, most delicate tint to the deepest, darkest shades. I’ve come to define myself as a reflective artist, because this is the quality

My New Favorite Color

As a landscape painter who loves painting skies, I’ve always been partial to blues — from the palest, most delicate tint to the deepest, darkest shades. I’ve come to define myself as a reflective artist, because this is the quality

Theme and Variations

As a writer, a musician and an artist, I often draw comparisons between these various disciplines. We find so many elements that link them! Rhythm, harmony, and interpretation are present in both art and music, and ideas of narrative and

Theme and Variations

As a writer, a musician and an artist, I often draw comparisons between these various disciplines. We find so many elements that link them! Rhythm, harmony, and interpretation are present in both art and music, and ideas of narrative and

Wonders Never Cease

“Wonders never cease to amaze me.” That was an expression my mother used often to express her surprise at something unexpected but good, something unusual but good, something out of the ordinary but still good. Good, you see, is the

Wonders Never Cease

“Wonders never cease to amaze me.” That was an expression my mother used often to express her surprise at something unexpected but good, something unusual but good, something out of the ordinary but still good. Good, you see, is the

From Five Feet Away…

It doesn’t look too bad. From five feet away, my winter scene painting actually looks like a river covered with patches of snow and ice. I have lots of trees on the hillsides, and I have a few scraggly weeds

From Five Feet Away…

It doesn’t look too bad. From five feet away, my winter scene painting actually looks like a river covered with patches of snow and ice. I have lots of trees on the hillsides, and I have a few scraggly weeds

Be Quick About It!

I had a lot of fun in my studio this morning. I got out my oil paints again, grabbed a canvas and did a very quick painting. From start to finish — assuming that this really is finished — it

Be Quick About It!

I had a lot of fun in my studio this morning. I got out my oil paints again, grabbed a canvas and did a very quick painting. From start to finish — assuming that this really is finished — it

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