I started this blog in March 2016, about 9 months after I first started learning to draw. This was nothing … More
Some days are good. Some days aren’t. This is one of the latter. I had a post that published — … More
Every time I write about alcohol ink, I say, “Oh, it’s really fun.” Most of the time, it is. My … More
I believe it’s important for us to try many different things in art. Since I began my journey of discovery, … More
My buildings are crooked, comical, lopsided, and laughable. I’ve studied perspective, but I just can’t draw buildings. It turns out that I can’t paint buildings either. But give me credit for trying.
The best I could manage was a fairly-decent sky, and from a distance, the tree-covered hills are all right. Maybe. I’m not even showing the entire painting because the rest of it is so hideous.
The new painting was turning out better than I’d hoped, and then, at the last minute, I made a disastrous mistake. I wanted to make the water in the lake appear to have a little movement in it, and it all went wrong. I was almost in tears to see what I had done. But I persisted. I could never completely fix the mistake and go back to the serene, placid lake I had before, but I did what I could to salvage the painting.