Playing with Paints

Along with oil painting practice, I’ve been practicing a bit with watercolors, too, using that helpful “What? Me worry?” attitude and simply having fun. I don’t think of it so much as practicing as I do playing.  Here’s a recent watercolor that

Playing with Paints

Along with oil painting practice, I’ve been practicing a bit with watercolors, too, using that helpful “What? Me worry?” attitude and simply having fun. I don’t think of it so much as practicing as I do playing.  Here’s a recent watercolor that

The Art of Practice – Tip #1

Recently while working on a few graphite drawing exercises, I came across a sheet of practice instructions I’d never seen before. I might have picked it up at one of our art club meetings as part of the evening’s hand-outs, or

The Art of Practice – Tip #1

Recently while working on a few graphite drawing exercises, I came across a sheet of practice instructions I’d never seen before. I might have picked it up at one of our art club meetings as part of the evening’s hand-outs, or

Sienna Ridge

Practice. Exercises. Studies. These are all words and concepts I’m familiar with as a pianist, and I’ve found they have meaning for artists, as well. I have to admit that I was really naïve about art before I began this

Sienna Ridge

Practice. Exercises. Studies. These are all words and concepts I’m familiar with as a pianist, and I’ve found they have meaning for artists, as well. I have to admit that I was really naïve about art before I began this

Rough, Rocky Terrain

I’m happy to post this painting. It’s one I finished recently, and if we’re friends on Facebook you’ve already seen it — albeit in a very blurry image. Here’s the painting now titled “Serenity”. (I was undecided on a name

Rough, Rocky Terrain

I’m happy to post this painting. It’s one I finished recently, and if we’re friends on Facebook you’ve already seen it — albeit in a very blurry image. Here’s the painting now titled “Serenity”. (I was undecided on a name

Afternoon Serenade – Unfinished

Today I’d like to share my “Zeny Woodpecker”, and tell you a bit about its story. During the past spring and now into the summer, I’ve come to love going outside each day to sit in the fresh air, admire

Afternoon Serenade – Unfinished

Today I’d like to share my “Zeny Woodpecker”, and tell you a bit about its story. During the past spring and now into the summer, I’ve come to love going outside each day to sit in the fresh air, admire

Making Memories with Art

You might think that the painting you’re looking at was drawn by one of our grandchildren. You would be wrong. This painting was made recently by my older sister. Some of you may remember that my sister is living in

Making Memories with Art

You might think that the painting you’re looking at was drawn by one of our grandchildren. You would be wrong. This painting was made recently by my older sister. Some of you may remember that my sister is living in

What? Me Worry?

Anyone who was around in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s is very familiar with Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame, an iconic character who graced almost every cover of the satirical publication from 1956 on. In case you’re wondering, Mad

What? Me Worry?

Anyone who was around in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s is very familiar with Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame, an iconic character who graced almost every cover of the satirical publication from 1956 on. In case you’re wondering, Mad