Category Archives: Learning to Paint

The Test of Time

My first attempts at learning watercolor came in 2016, soon after I started this blog. I’d been pursuing my interest in art for less than a year, having started learning to draw the previous summer. I enjoyed playing with watercolors

The Test of Time

My first attempts at learning watercolor came in 2016, soon after I started this blog. I’d been pursuing my interest in art for less than a year, having started learning to draw the previous summer. I enjoyed playing with watercolors

A Face Only a Mother Cow Could Love

Let’s be blunt and get it out of the way. Despite my drawing practices, my cows aren’t looking any better, and this one’s head looks more like it belongs on an opossum than a bovine. There’s so much wrong with

A Face Only a Mother Cow Could Love

Let’s be blunt and get it out of the way. Despite my drawing practices, my cows aren’t looking any better, and this one’s head looks more like it belongs on an opossum than a bovine. There’s so much wrong with

Embracing Imperfections

Despite all the ups and downs along the way in recent weeks, I’m definitely enjoying my art journey. Not long along I heard an interesting explanation of what a journey is. It’s not a mere trip. Trips are planned with definite destinations

Embracing Imperfections

Despite all the ups and downs along the way in recent weeks, I’m definitely enjoying my art journey. Not long along I heard an interesting explanation of what a journey is. It’s not a mere trip. Trips are planned with definite destinations

A Reconciliation of Sorts

Don’t you just hate it when someone you know breaks up with their significant other, cries on your shoulder, carries on about how they intend to get on with their life, and then the next day they’re calling to tell you

A Reconciliation of Sorts

Don’t you just hate it when someone you know breaks up with their significant other, cries on your shoulder, carries on about how they intend to get on with their life, and then the next day they’re calling to tell you

Where I Should Be

Today – July 14 – I should be hitting the “quarter pole” — meaning I should have only another quarter to go on my 100-day project. This is the 75th day since I began, but I haven’t yet reached this

Where I Should Be

Today – July 14 – I should be hitting the “quarter pole” — meaning I should have only another quarter to go on my 100-day project. This is the 75th day since I began, but I haven’t yet reached this

Studying the Skies

I love painting skies. I love painting clouds, too. The two sort of go together, of course, and while it’s possible to have skies without clouds, you really can’t have clouds without sky… can you? Well, maybe so. Remember my

Studying the Skies

I love painting skies. I love painting clouds, too. The two sort of go together, of course, and while it’s possible to have skies without clouds, you really can’t have clouds without sky… can you? Well, maybe so. Remember my

Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do

Yesterday I painted a very simple watercolor landscape as part of my 100-day creative art adventure. As you know, I’m following along page by page, day by day, with a watercolor book written by Aubrey Phillips. I bought the book back

Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do

Yesterday I painted a very simple watercolor landscape as part of my 100-day creative art adventure. As you know, I’m following along page by page, day by day, with a watercolor book written by Aubrey Phillips. I bought the book back

Just Do It!

Just do it! Those words were popularized as Nike’s slogan for a long time. It’s a positive, uplifting, encouraging statement. Whatever it is you’re wanting to do, just do it. For me and my art work, just do it has become

Just Do It!

Just do it! Those words were popularized as Nike’s slogan for a long time. It’s a positive, uplifting, encouraging statement. Whatever it is you’re wanting to do, just do it. For me and my art work, just do it has become

Making Faces

I’ve been spending a lot of time with watercolor lately. Each day I do a “watercolor warm-up”, which is mostly playing with colorful abstractions, letting the paint swirl around on the page, watching it form images almost on its own.

Making Faces

I’ve been spending a lot of time with watercolor lately. Each day I do a “watercolor warm-up”, which is mostly playing with colorful abstractions, letting the paint swirl around on the page, watching it form images almost on its own.

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