Category Archives: Oil Painting

Orange with Eucalyptus Leaves

I don’t know if this painting is an improvement over my first still life orange  or not, but it was a good painting experience for me. Definitely it’s a bit fancier than my first still life orange, so, what do

Orange with Eucalyptus Leaves

I don’t know if this painting is an improvement over my first still life orange  or not, but it was a good painting experience for me. Definitely it’s a bit fancier than my first still life orange, so, what do

Learning to See

I am an advocate for learning art. For most of my life, I was quick to repeat those oft-heard words: “Oh, I can’t draw at all!” I’d been told that it was possible to learn to draw, but I really

Learning to See

I am an advocate for learning art. For most of my life, I was quick to repeat those oft-heard words: “Oh, I can’t draw at all!” I’d been told that it was possible to learn to draw, but I really

A Sorry Sight

Sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone. Unfortunately for me and my art, that often means leaving something half-finished, if even that, and that, my friends, is something I’m working diligently to avoid. It’s easy to make a start

A Sorry Sight

Sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone. Unfortunately for me and my art, that often means leaving something half-finished, if even that, and that, my friends, is something I’m working diligently to avoid. It’s easy to make a start

A Study in Light and Shadow

I’m sitting here in my new little art studio — or actually, I’m sitting here at my computer desk, a short distance away from my studio area. It’s a good place to sit and get a bit of perspective on my

A Study in Light and Shadow

I’m sitting here in my new little art studio — or actually, I’m sitting here at my computer desk, a short distance away from my studio area. It’s a good place to sit and get a bit of perspective on my

Questions and Answers

I’ve previously written about Julia Cameron and her series of creativity-increasing books. I’ll admit I haven’t followed along faithfully week-by-week with her suggested exercises, but one of her recommendations — morning pages — has become a regular part of my

Questions and Answers

I’ve previously written about Julia Cameron and her series of creativity-increasing books. I’ll admit I haven’t followed along faithfully week-by-week with her suggested exercises, but one of her recommendations — morning pages — has become a regular part of my

In Search of Meaning

I’m sure you’re wondering what you’re looking at here. To be frank about it, so am I. For now, I’ve taken to calling it een schilderij zoekt betekenis — that is, a painting in search of meaning. It’s akin to a

In Search of Meaning

I’m sure you’re wondering what you’re looking at here. To be frank about it, so am I. For now, I’ve taken to calling it een schilderij zoekt betekenis — that is, a painting in search of meaning. It’s akin to a

Thank You, Mr. Fletcher

Arnold Fletcher and I “met” quite by accident. Now, of course, I never made his acquaintance in person. Our relationship has been strictly that of author and reader, and I’ve been unable to learn a lot about him. The only information

Thank You, Mr. Fletcher

Arnold Fletcher and I “met” quite by accident. Now, of course, I never made his acquaintance in person. Our relationship has been strictly that of author and reader, and I’ve been unable to learn a lot about him. The only information