Category Archives: Materials

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

Sketchbook Memories

Every artist — and every aspiring artist — should have a sketchbook. Although it might seem like an insignificant little thing, it’s one of the most important tools in our art arsenal.

Sketchbook Memories

Every artist — and every aspiring artist — should have a sketchbook. Although it might seem like an insignificant little thing, it’s one of the most important tools in our art arsenal.

Nightmare in Phthalo Blue

This particular scene was going to have a river running through it. As you know, I’m not good at rivers. And just as happened with my earlier attempt, a river doesn’t run through this painting either.

Nightmare in Phthalo Blue

This particular scene was going to have a river running through it. As you know, I’m not good at rivers. And just as happened with my earlier attempt, a river doesn’t run through this painting either.

Playing Favorites

I think, at this point, it goes without saying that I’ve figured out what medium I most enjoy. While I still like charcoal and graphite, oil painting has become my favorite form of artistic expression.

Playing Favorites

I think, at this point, it goes without saying that I’ve figured out what medium I most enjoy. While I still like charcoal and graphite, oil painting has become my favorite form of artistic expression.

What I’ve Learned

…one week isn’t long, but I have already learned a lot.

What I’ve Learned

…one week isn’t long, but I have already learned a lot.

“I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends”

…the online art community has room for each of us — no matter what our skill level might be.

“I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends”

…the online art community has room for each of us — no matter what our skill level might be.