Category Archives: Landscape

Morning Inspiration

I sometimes go through times when I don’t feel I’m learning, growing, or improving as an artist. At other times, the opposite happens, and I suddenly feel as if I’m taking gigantic leaps forward. Happily, I’m moving into one of

Morning Inspiration

I sometimes go through times when I don’t feel I’m learning, growing, or improving as an artist. At other times, the opposite happens, and I suddenly feel as if I’m taking gigantic leaps forward. Happily, I’m moving into one of

Just Messin’ Around

At this point in my art journey, I’m all about learning. I think I’ve developed a few basic skills after three years of painting, so I’m eager to spend time practicing and improving those skills. I think I’m teachable now,

Just Messin’ Around

At this point in my art journey, I’m all about learning. I think I’ve developed a few basic skills after three years of painting, so I’m eager to spend time practicing and improving those skills. I think I’m teachable now,

Tweaking

I recently completed a landscape painting and hated it. As I so often do, I’d managed to make a lot of mud. My colors were dull and uninteresting. I had only a limited range of values. I sighed, set it

Tweaking

I recently completed a landscape painting and hated it. As I so often do, I’d managed to make a lot of mud. My colors were dull and uninteresting. I had only a limited range of values. I sighed, set it

Oh, Beautiful, for Spacious Skies

We sing those words often here in America. I think of these words often, too, as I’m working at my easel. I love this beautiful land for its spacious skies, for its amber waves of grain, and for the majesty

Oh, Beautiful, for Spacious Skies

We sing those words often here in America. I think of these words often, too, as I’m working at my easel. I love this beautiful land for its spacious skies, for its amber waves of grain, and for the majesty

When It All Goes Wrong

Brace yourselves. Now that I’ve adopted the rule of never wiping away a work in progress, you’ll be seeing a lot of bad paintings, like this one: You’ll recognize it, of course, as yet another of my woodland scenes, and

When It All Goes Wrong

Brace yourselves. Now that I’ve adopted the rule of never wiping away a work in progress, you’ll be seeing a lot of bad paintings, like this one: You’ll recognize it, of course, as yet another of my woodland scenes, and

A Method to my Madness

Insanity, it’s been said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. By that definition, I might well be called crazy because my recent art practice has been based on taking a familiar “woodland scene” idea

A Method to my Madness

Insanity, it’s been said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. By that definition, I might well be called crazy because my recent art practice has been based on taking a familiar “woodland scene” idea

How Quickly We Forget

Last week I attended a Christmas luncheon hosted by one of the art clubs I belong to. It’s always fun now to be around other artists, to talk about projects we’re working on, and to even share photographs of art

How Quickly We Forget

Last week I attended a Christmas luncheon hosted by one of the art clubs I belong to. It’s always fun now to be around other artists, to talk about projects we’re working on, and to even share photographs of art