Category Archives: Still Life

Exploring My Dutch Heritage

Sometimes things in life come together in fascinating ways. That’s what has happened lately for me. I’ve previously mentioned by love of words and languages, and you probably know that I’m studying Dutch now. I’d learned a bit of Dutch

Exploring My Dutch Heritage

Sometimes things in life come together in fascinating ways. That’s what has happened lately for me. I’ve previously mentioned by love of words and languages, and you probably know that I’m studying Dutch now. I’d learned a bit of Dutch

Steps Toward a Still Life

Never have I had any inclination toward still life painting. I love looking at them, and I marvel at the details good artists put into their still life paintings.  Just take a close look at this gorgeous painting by Jan

Steps Toward a Still Life

Never have I had any inclination toward still life painting. I love looking at them, and I marvel at the details good artists put into their still life paintings.  Just take a close look at this gorgeous painting by Jan

No Apologies

As I post this completed “potted plant” painting — my first attempt at a still life — I want to apologize, but I can’t. Or I won’t. Or whatever. If you read yesterday’s post about my new “Do’s and Don’t’s”

No Apologies

As I post this completed “potted plant” painting — my first attempt at a still life — I want to apologize, but I can’t. Or I won’t. Or whatever. If you read yesterday’s post about my new “Do’s and Don’t’s”

A Pot It Is

When I said, “I guess I have to learn how to draw” four years ago, I didn’t think my efforts would last beyond a week — at best. Surprise, surprise. Here I am, still learning, and actually having fun with

A Pot It Is

When I said, “I guess I have to learn how to draw” four years ago, I didn’t think my efforts would last beyond a week — at best. Surprise, surprise. Here I am, still learning, and actually having fun with

Fauve Fun

Ever since I went hunting the wild beasts of the art world and found myself in the jungle of Fauvism, I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a Fauve-inspired painting. Not as any serious attempt to create an artwork, but as

Fauve Fun

Ever since I went hunting the wild beasts of the art world and found myself in the jungle of Fauvism, I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a Fauve-inspired painting. Not as any serious attempt to create an artwork, but as

Quick Fall Fun

Autumn is an awesome season for artists.

Quick Fall Fun

Autumn is an awesome season for artists.

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the