Posts Tagged: Aubrey Phillips

Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do

Yesterday I painted a very simple watercolor landscape as part of my 100-day creative art adventure. As you know, I’m following along page by page, day by day, with a watercolor book written by Aubrey Phillips. I bought the book back

Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do

Yesterday I painted a very simple watercolor landscape as part of my 100-day creative art adventure. As you know, I’m following along page by page, day by day, with a watercolor book written by Aubrey Phillips. I bought the book back

Just Give It Up, Already!

I believe it’s important for us to try many different things in art. Since I began my journey of discovery, I’ve explored many different media and have tried different subjects. I feel I’ve benefited from every attempt I’ve made at

Just Give It Up, Already!

I believe it’s important for us to try many different things in art. Since I began my journey of discovery, I’ve explored many different media and have tried different subjects. I feel I’ve benefited from every attempt I’ve made at

A Visit to the Moelwyns

Virtual travel is so pleasant! In real life, I’m not much of a traveler at all. I much prefer staying home, playing in my art studio, and living a quiet life. With the world at my fingertips through the internet,

A Visit to the Moelwyns

Virtual travel is so pleasant! In real life, I’m not much of a traveler at all. I much prefer staying home, playing in my art studio, and living a quiet life. With the world at my fingertips through the internet,

Evening Storm

I’m very pleased with how this painting — part of my 100-day creative adventure — came out. It is based on “Evening Storm”, a watercolor included in Watercolour Painting with Aubrey Phillips. Because the illustration in the book covers two pages,

Evening Storm

I’m very pleased with how this painting — part of my 100-day creative adventure — came out. It is based on “Evening Storm”, a watercolor included in Watercolour Painting with Aubrey Phillips. Because the illustration in the book covers two pages,

Do the Best You Can with What You’ve Got

Monday morning last week was not the best of mornings. It started off all right, but then I came down to the studio. I eagerly opened my browser and headed here to the blog. It’s a fun part of my

Do the Best You Can with What You’ve Got

Monday morning last week was not the best of mornings. It started off all right, but then I came down to the studio. I eagerly opened my browser and headed here to the blog. It’s a fun part of my

The Three-Quarters Pole

I learned an interesting fact today about horse-racing. Those markers you see along the track don’t tell how far the jockey has come but show instead how far he still must go. In other words, the “quarter pole” doesn’t indicate

The Three-Quarters Pole

I learned an interesting fact today about horse-racing. Those markers you see along the track don’t tell how far the jockey has come but show instead how far he still must go. In other words, the “quarter pole” doesn’t indicate

What Went Wrong? – Part 2

Before I recount my tale of woe and share the steps I took from hopeful start to disastrous finish of my “Winter Stream” painting, let me take a moment first to more properly introduce Aubrey Phillips. Phillips was from the

What Went Wrong? – Part 2

Before I recount my tale of woe and share the steps I took from hopeful start to disastrous finish of my “Winter Stream” painting, let me take a moment first to more properly introduce Aubrey Phillips. Phillips was from the

What Went Wrong? – Part 1

I had high hopes for this painting. I suppose that was my first big mistake. My second mistake, I think, was that I tried to do everything right, to the best of my ability. The reason that was probably a

What Went Wrong? – Part 1

I had high hopes for this painting. I suppose that was my first big mistake. My second mistake, I think, was that I tried to do everything right, to the best of my ability. The reason that was probably a

Late for the Party

I am about to set off on a creative adventure. It’s one I vaguely recall reading about before, but not one that I’ve seriously considered in the past. It’s the “100 Day Project” but with a few personal caveats. First,

Late for the Party

I am about to set off on a creative adventure. It’s one I vaguely recall reading about before, but not one that I’ve seriously considered in the past. It’s the “100 Day Project” but with a few personal caveats. First,

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the art world, imitation is also a very important part of the learning process. One of the first “tricks” I discovered to help improve my drawing skills was

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the art world, imitation is also a very important part of the learning process. One of the first “tricks” I discovered to help improve my drawing skills was