Category Archives: Seascape

Taking It Slow

I’ve done a little more work on my seascape. Not much, but enough that I’m starting to question myself and my choices. What I’ve been working on is the distant horizon. Before I put any paint on my palette or

Taking It Slow

I’ve done a little more work on my seascape. Not much, but enough that I’m starting to question myself and my choices. What I’ve been working on is the distant horizon. Before I put any paint on my palette or

Facing the Bugaboo

Last week I wrote about my bugaboo: getting a wide range of values in my drawings and paintings. I’m always concerned that my darks are too dark. I worry that my lights are too light. I make many value scales for practice, and I read all

Facing the Bugaboo

Last week I wrote about my bugaboo: getting a wide range of values in my drawings and paintings. I’m always concerned that my darks are too dark. I worry that my lights are too light. I make many value scales for practice, and I read all

My Old Bugaboo

I love words, and among the words I love best is bugaboo. It’s a playful-sounding word; it’s light-hearted, and it makes me laugh. What, exactly is a bugaboo? According to Merriam-Webster, a bugaboo is “an imaginary object of fear.” It can also be

My Old Bugaboo

I love words, and among the words I love best is bugaboo. It’s a playful-sounding word; it’s light-hearted, and it makes me laugh. What, exactly is a bugaboo? According to Merriam-Webster, a bugaboo is “an imaginary object of fear.” It can also be

The Moon Lies Fair Upon the Straits

The sea is calm tonight. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; From Dover Beach Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold has always been a favorite poem of mine. Just reciting the opening lines always puts me in

The Moon Lies Fair Upon the Straits

The sea is calm tonight. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; From Dover Beach Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold has always been a favorite poem of mine. Just reciting the opening lines always puts me in

Movement

I love how art never fails to move me in many different directions. As I study different art styles and learn about art techniques and methods, my pathway often leads me away from visual arts to other forms of creative

Movement

I love how art never fails to move me in many different directions. As I study different art styles and learn about art techniques and methods, my pathway often leads me away from visual arts to other forms of creative

A New Painting – Unfinished

Hello! I’m back again — briefly — with a quick update of where I am and what I’ve been doing for the last few months. It’s been a fun year, although it hasn’t included any painting until today. As I

A New Painting – Unfinished

Hello! I’m back again — briefly — with a quick update of where I am and what I’ve been doing for the last few months. It’s been a fun year, although it hasn’t included any painting until today. As I

Disaster at Sea

Somewhere I found a browser add-on that includes a breath-taking picture, a place to list my to-do’s for the day, and a memorable quote. I don’t know what the name of the program is, but I like the add-on. Sometimes

Disaster at Sea

Somewhere I found a browser add-on that includes a breath-taking picture, a place to list my to-do’s for the day, and a memorable quote. I don’t know what the name of the program is, but I like the add-on. Sometimes