Category Archives: Learning to Paint

A Little Rough

Those of you who have become Facebook friends already know my exciting news. I’m going to be joining an art club. It’s a county-wide fine arts association which holds two art shows each year. I’m thrilled at the prospect of

A Little Rough

Those of you who have become Facebook friends already know my exciting news. I’m going to be joining an art club. It’s a county-wide fine arts association which holds two art shows each year. I’m thrilled at the prospect of

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

How to Ruin a Painting in One Easy Step

Getting back to painting has proved far more difficult than I’d expected. It’s nerve-wracking, although I can’t say exactly why. Last week I set about doing another landscape, and all things considered, I actually did a fairly good job. I

How to Ruin a Painting in One Easy Step

Getting back to painting has proved far more difficult than I’d expected. It’s nerve-wracking, although I can’t say exactly why. Last week I set about doing another landscape, and all things considered, I actually did a fairly good job. I

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

Back to the Drawing Board

Yes, I’m back to my art studies now, and it’s almost like beginning again. After nearly three months away from my easels and sketch pads, returning now is definitely an adventure. I’ve been doing a bit of sketching, but mostly

Back to the Drawing Board

Yes, I’m back to my art studies now, and it’s almost like beginning again. After nearly three months away from my easels and sketch pads, returning now is definitely an adventure. I’ve been doing a bit of sketching, but mostly