Category Archives: Materials

Tools of the Trade

There are lots of artists who don’t like using brushes, or who may use brushes but also reach for many different tools of the artistic trade.

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Tools of the Trade

There are lots of artists who don’t like using brushes, or who may use brushes but also reach for many different tools of the artistic trade.

Five Things

What five things do I consider essential for creating art?

Five Things

What five things do I consider essential for creating art?

A Treat!

We often hear about the need to push ourselves, to step out of our comfort zones, and to do things that are a little bit scary. That’s what I’ve done recently. I gathered my courage, framed a few oil paintings, and

A Treat!

We often hear about the need to push ourselves, to step out of our comfort zones, and to do things that are a little bit scary. That’s what I’ve done recently. I gathered my courage, framed a few oil paintings, and

The Graphics Fairy

I’ve probably shared this site before, but I wanted to take a moment to share it again because it has so much to offer. The Graphics Fairy provides vintage clip art for projects, along with tutorials, online courses, and lots

The Graphics Fairy

I’ve probably shared this site before, but I wanted to take a moment to share it again because it has so much to offer. The Graphics Fairy provides vintage clip art for projects, along with tutorials, online courses, and lots

My New Drawing Pencils

I’ve had my new Tombow MONO Drawing Pencils for several weeks now. If you’ve been following along on my art journey, you’ll remember my initial thoughts about buying them. Did I really deserve professional quality drawing pencils? Maybe. Maybe not. But

My New Drawing Pencils

I’ve had my new Tombow MONO Drawing Pencils for several weeks now. If you’ve been following along on my art journey, you’ll remember my initial thoughts about buying them. Did I really deserve professional quality drawing pencils? Maybe. Maybe not. But

Hold It Right There!

I haven’t done a lot of serious drawing and painting recently, but I have done a lot of reading, a lot of studying, and a lot of practice work. I laughed a little when I read Mark Christopher Weber’s words

Hold It Right There!

I haven’t done a lot of serious drawing and painting recently, but I have done a lot of reading, a lot of studying, and a lot of practice work. I laughed a little when I read Mark Christopher Weber’s words

Do I Have an Egbert?

I wrote about brushes once before — when I was first doing watercolor painting. That was a little over two years ago, and a lot has changed since then, at least when it comes to me and painting. I’ve discovered

Do I Have an Egbert?

I wrote about brushes once before — when I was first doing watercolor painting. That was a little over two years ago, and a lot has changed since then, at least when it comes to me and painting. I’ve discovered