Category Archives: Pastels

Pastels – For the Birds!

I do love drawing birds, and today I wanted to share this fat little fellow hopping around in a bit of snow. I did have a lot of fun drawing him, but this post isn’t actually about birds. It’s about

Pastels – For the Birds!

I do love drawing birds, and today I wanted to share this fat little fellow hopping around in a bit of snow. I did have a lot of fun drawing him, but this post isn’t actually about birds. It’s about

You Get What You Pay For

Caveat emptor — let the buyer beware — was probably the first Latin phrase I learned. I was no more than five or six years old, and those words upset me. They spoke of greed and corruption, showing me a grown-up world I didn’t

You Get What You Pay For

Caveat emptor — let the buyer beware — was probably the first Latin phrase I learned. I was no more than five or six years old, and those words upset me. They spoke of greed and corruption, showing me a grown-up world I didn’t

Let There Be Light

On the first day of creation, light came into the world. Nothing is more important for an artist than light. Without it, we’re not able to see. A post from the Physics Classroom website, explains it like this: The bottom line

Let There Be Light

On the first day of creation, light came into the world. Nothing is more important for an artist than light. Without it, we’re not able to see. A post from the Physics Classroom website, explains it like this: The bottom line

What Is It?

“What is it?” Those are the three little words no artist ever wants to hear, especially one who’s still relatively new to the art journey. In other words, especially ME! Usually my husband is my biggest fan, and each day

What Is It?

“What is it?” Those are the three little words no artist ever wants to hear, especially one who’s still relatively new to the art journey. In other words, especially ME! Usually my husband is my biggest fan, and each day

Works of Art, or…?

Every morning when my husband gets to work, he gives me a call. We usually talk about the day he has planned, and at some point in the conversation he’ll always ask, “What’s on your agenda today?” My answer might be

Works of Art, or…?

Every morning when my husband gets to work, he gives me a call. We usually talk about the day he has planned, and at some point in the conversation he’ll always ask, “What’s on your agenda today?” My answer might be

It’s Official – I’m a Real Artist Now

Ever since I began learning to draw last June, I’ve been wondering when I would become a “real” artist. I pondered it and puzzled over it, and I finally decided that I wasn’t yet an artist, although I was becoming

It’s Official – I’m a Real Artist Now

Ever since I began learning to draw last June, I’ve been wondering when I would become a “real” artist. I pondered it and puzzled over it, and I finally decided that I wasn’t yet an artist, although I was becoming

A Matter of Perspective

Oh, my goodness, but do I have a headache! I’ve just been through a grueling lesson on perspective, and while I understand the concepts, I struggle with any sort of architectural drawing. My assignment today was simple enough: draw an

A Matter of Perspective

Oh, my goodness, but do I have a headache! I’ve just been through a grueling lesson on perspective, and while I understand the concepts, I struggle with any sort of architectural drawing. My assignment today was simple enough: draw an