Category Archives: Oil Pastels

What Did I Learn Today?

Practice painting is often frustrating. Sometimes I feel I’m wasting a lot of canvas as well as wasting a lot of time. The canvas panels I use can be wiped away, painted over, and re-used later, or they can simply

What Did I Learn Today?

Practice painting is often frustrating. Sometimes I feel I’m wasting a lot of canvas as well as wasting a lot of time. The canvas panels I use can be wiped away, painted over, and re-used later, or they can simply

Starting the Day With a Smile

I don’t know if I’ve ever told this story before…maybe or maybe not. If I have, just stop reading and skip ahead. When I was growing up — way back when — my friends and I listened to a popular

Starting the Day With a Smile

I don’t know if I’ve ever told this story before…maybe or maybe not. If I have, just stop reading and skip ahead. When I was growing up — way back when — my friends and I listened to a popular

Staying Within the Lines – Not

While I understand the blending technique and managed to create a three-dimensional sphere, I certainly haven’t yet mastered staying within the lines. As a result, my little sphere is a bit lopsided.

Staying Within the Lines – Not

While I understand the blending technique and managed to create a three-dimensional sphere, I certainly haven’t yet mastered staying within the lines. As a result, my little sphere is a bit lopsided.

Patience Is a Virtue

I’ve never been a patient person. When I want something, I want it now — a fact that Amazon Prime loves. But this isn’t a post about my shopping habits. It’s not even a post about art supplies, although, goodness

Patience Is a Virtue

I’ve never been a patient person. When I want something, I want it now — a fact that Amazon Prime loves. But this isn’t a post about my shopping habits. It’s not even a post about art supplies, although, goodness

Measuring Success

In recent days, I’ve completed a number of “successful” art works. Of course, any real artists who visit this site will have a good laugh, and that’s all right. Where art is concerned, I’ve learned that success can be achieved

Measuring Success

In recent days, I’ve completed a number of “successful” art works. Of course, any real artists who visit this site will have a good laugh, and that’s all right. Where art is concerned, I’ve learned that success can be achieved

The Importance of Making Mistakes

Today’s art project was a disaster. Luckily, I learned early on in my art explorations that making mistakes was an important part of the learning experience. When they happen — and they happen frequently for me — I don’t allow

The Importance of Making Mistakes

Today’s art project was a disaster. Luckily, I learned early on in my art explorations that making mistakes was an important part of the learning experience. When they happen — and they happen frequently for me — I don’t allow