Category Archives: Techniques

Starting Points

I’m approaching my paintings now in an experimental vein…and it’s proving to be interesting.

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Starting Points

I’m approaching my paintings now in an experimental vein…and it’s proving to be interesting.

Look! Up in the Sky!

I’d love to hear from oil painters who can give me a bit of advice. How do you create those very fine lines in your paintings? What size brushes do you use? What tricks, tips, or techniques can you share to help me improve?

Look! Up in the Sky!

I’d love to hear from oil painters who can give me a bit of advice. How do you create those very fine lines in your paintings? What size brushes do you use? What tricks, tips, or techniques can you share to help me improve?

A Wise Old Owl Once Told Me

A good way to improve drawing skills is by drawing upside down.

A Wise Old Owl Once Told Me

A good way to improve drawing skills is by drawing upside down.

How Many Times Can One Canvas Be Painted?

This painting isn’t one I take too seriously, and I have to smile each time I look at it. This particular canvas, you see, has had quite an interesting history.

How Many Times Can One Canvas Be Painted?

This painting isn’t one I take too seriously, and I have to smile each time I look at it. This particular canvas, you see, has had quite an interesting history.

Bits and Pieces

Why not appreciate the good things in our art? Why not see the potential…and not make such a fuss about the awful parts?

Bits and Pieces

Why not appreciate the good things in our art? Why not see the potential…and not make such a fuss about the awful parts?

The Eyes Have It

You knew it, didn’t you? It was inevitable that once I attended that pastel portrait workshop and treated myself to a set of soft pastel pencils, I would have to start doing more portraits. So, brace yourself. In coming weeks,

The Eyes Have It

You knew it, didn’t you? It was inevitable that once I attended that pastel portrait workshop and treated myself to a set of soft pastel pencils, I would have to start doing more portraits. So, brace yourself. In coming weeks,

Art and Music – Memorization

As a pianist, I’ve always struggled with memorization. It doesn’t come easily for me. Recently I spent weeks memorizing Schumann’s Melodie, a very simple piece with no real technical demands. I played it over and over. I studied the music carefully. I

Art and Music – Memorization

As a pianist, I’ve always struggled with memorization. It doesn’t come easily for me. Recently I spent weeks memorizing Schumann’s Melodie, a very simple piece with no real technical demands. I played it over and over. I studied the music carefully. I