Category Archives: Oil Painting

The Art of Practice – Tip #5

I like today’s tip from The Art of Practice. It relates to all I’ve been discovering recently about letting go and letting art flow through me. Balance Through Movement Let it flow. Respect natural movements on the page. Keep your corrections simple.  Or,

The Art of Practice – Tip #5

I like today’s tip from The Art of Practice. It relates to all I’ve been discovering recently about letting go and letting art flow through me. Balance Through Movement Let it flow. Respect natural movements on the page. Keep your corrections simple.  Or,

Claude Lorrain: An Artist Studying From Nature

I love painting landscapes in oil, and thankfully, I love learning about the art equally as much. I’m fascinated by stories of early artists and how they approached their work. Currently, I’m reading about the life and work of Claude

Claude Lorrain: An Artist Studying From Nature

I love painting landscapes in oil, and thankfully, I love learning about the art equally as much. I’m fascinated by stories of early artists and how they approached their work. Currently, I’m reading about the life and work of Claude

Sienna Ridge

Practice. Exercises. Studies. These are all words and concepts I’m familiar with as a pianist, and I’ve found they have meaning for artists, as well. I have to admit that I was really naïve about art before I began this

Sienna Ridge

Practice. Exercises. Studies. These are all words and concepts I’m familiar with as a pianist, and I’ve found they have meaning for artists, as well. I have to admit that I was really naïve about art before I began this

Rough, Rocky Terrain

I’m happy to post this painting. It’s one I finished recently, and if we’re friends on Facebook you’ve already seen it — albeit in a very blurry image. Here’s the painting now titled “Serenity”. (I was undecided on a name

Rough, Rocky Terrain

I’m happy to post this painting. It’s one I finished recently, and if we’re friends on Facebook you’ve already seen it — albeit in a very blurry image. Here’s the painting now titled “Serenity”. (I was undecided on a name

Don’t Laugh

We all know the importance of practicing…but, what shall we practice? That’s always a question, and it’s often answered with a recommendation to copy the masters. There are many benefits to be gained from this sort of practice, but…that’s not

Don’t Laugh

We all know the importance of practicing…but, what shall we practice? That’s always a question, and it’s often answered with a recommendation to copy the masters. There are many benefits to be gained from this sort of practice, but…that’s not

Why Landscapes? Why Not!

Many times during my art journey I’ve wondered where I might end up. What sort of artist did I aspire to become? Although I’ve tried this, that, and a half-dozen other things in art — from watercolors to pastels, from

Why Landscapes? Why Not!

Many times during my art journey I’ve wondered where I might end up. What sort of artist did I aspire to become? Although I’ve tried this, that, and a half-dozen other things in art — from watercolors to pastels, from

The Great Mysteries of Art

I’ve always loved reading stories about art sleuths. You know, those dedicated individuals who track down stolen paintings or other works of art, and those, also, who set out to prove or disprove the authenticity of a newly-discovered painting or

The Great Mysteries of Art

I’ve always loved reading stories about art sleuths. You know, those dedicated individuals who track down stolen paintings or other works of art, and those, also, who set out to prove or disprove the authenticity of a newly-discovered painting or