Posts Tagged: colors

Oh, Beautiful, for Spacious Skies

We sing those words often here in America. I think of these words often, too, as I’m working at my easel. I love this beautiful land for its spacious skies, for its amber waves of grain, and for the majesty

Oh, Beautiful, for Spacious Skies

We sing those words often here in America. I think of these words often, too, as I’m working at my easel. I love this beautiful land for its spacious skies, for its amber waves of grain, and for the majesty

Theoretical Art

Since I began my art journey — about 4-1/2 years ago — I’ve stumbled across a number of theories regarding art. I use the word stumbled quite deliberately, for learning to draw and paint is a journey, and I very often

Theoretical Art

Since I began my art journey — about 4-1/2 years ago — I’ve stumbled across a number of theories regarding art. I use the word stumbled quite deliberately, for learning to draw and paint is a journey, and I very often

Appreciating Where I’ve Been

As part of my art-organizing and general house-cleaning, I’m still going through old paintings I’ve made in the last two years, many of which I’d all but forgotten about. Most of these are paintings I hated when I first finished them.

Appreciating Where I’ve Been

As part of my art-organizing and general house-cleaning, I’m still going through old paintings I’ve made in the last two years, many of which I’d all but forgotten about. Most of these are paintings I hated when I first finished them.

Bright and Bold

Over the next few weeks, I want to step away from representational painting now and then and just indulge myself in bright, bold colors. I want to splash, splatter, and pour my paints, letting them form their own shapes and designs.

Bright and Bold

Over the next few weeks, I want to step away from representational painting now and then and just indulge myself in bright, bold colors. I want to splash, splatter, and pour my paints, letting them form their own shapes and designs.

The Light of Day

I love rainy mornings. For me, it’s a perfect time for drawing and painting. I listen to the sound of the rain coming down, I relax, and I enjoy my art. Unless I’m using acrylics. Yes, I’ve said it before,

The Light of Day

I love rainy mornings. For me, it’s a perfect time for drawing and painting. I listen to the sound of the rain coming down, I relax, and I enjoy my art. Unless I’m using acrylics. Yes, I’ve said it before,

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

There is a very long story behind this painting, much too long to recount here. Suffice it to say that this painting came about as I practiced mixing colors on my palette. I practiced, too, the idea of painting from the

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

There is a very long story behind this painting, much too long to recount here. Suffice it to say that this painting came about as I practiced mixing colors on my palette. I practiced, too, the idea of painting from the

Picking My Palette

One of the most valuable practice exercises I’ve done lately had little to do with actual painting, but a lot to do with one of the most important elements of art: color. The assignment was simple. Memorize the colors on my

Picking My Palette

One of the most valuable practice exercises I’ve done lately had little to do with actual painting, but a lot to do with one of the most important elements of art: color. The assignment was simple. Memorize the colors on my