Posts Tagged: mistakes

A Visit to Murphy’s House

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — the one that says that if anything can go wrong, it will, and that’s about what happened with this cringe-worthy failure, so I’ve taken to calling it Murphy’s House. Surely he must live in a place

A Visit to Murphy’s House

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — the one that says that if anything can go wrong, it will, and that’s about what happened with this cringe-worthy failure, so I’ve taken to calling it Murphy’s House. Surely he must live in a place

The Cranky Art Teacher

Yesterday morning I was feeling fairly satisfied with my painting progress. I’d added the finishing touches to one picture, and later in the morning I dabbled a bit with watercolor, actually liking the results. Although the painting isn’t finished yet,

The Cranky Art Teacher

Yesterday morning I was feeling fairly satisfied with my painting progress. I’d added the finishing touches to one picture, and later in the morning I dabbled a bit with watercolor, actually liking the results. Although the painting isn’t finished yet,

What Not To Do

Whenever we set about learning a new skill, we tend to focus on what we should do. With oil painting, of course it’s important to know basic techniques and “how-to’s”, but I’ve found that it’s just as important to know

What Not To Do

Whenever we set about learning a new skill, we tend to focus on what we should do. With oil painting, of course it’s important to know basic techniques and “how-to’s”, but I’ve found that it’s just as important to know

Let Me Count The Ways…

I started mentally listing all the mistakes I had made in this painting, and even though I considered grabbing my trusty rag and wiping it all away, I just wasn’t up to it. I’d been working on this painting for several days, and emotionally I didn’t want to see all that effort literally “wiped out”.

Let Me Count The Ways…

I started mentally listing all the mistakes I had made in this painting, and even though I considered grabbing my trusty rag and wiping it all away, I just wasn’t up to it. I’d been working on this painting for several days, and emotionally I didn’t want to see all that effort literally “wiped out”.

Oops!

I really loved this painting…until the giant tree happened.

Oops!

I really loved this painting…until the giant tree happened.

Oil and Water Do Not Mix

I was quite excited on Friday when my husband and I drove into Kansas City. It’s about an hour’s drive, and while he goes into the city every day to work, I don’t get there too often. The real excitement

Oil and Water Do Not Mix

I was quite excited on Friday when my husband and I drove into Kansas City. It’s about an hour’s drive, and while he goes into the city every day to work, I don’t get there too often. The real excitement

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the

Don’t Even Ask

Usually when I’m learning a new medium, I take a slow but steady approach, doing my best to get the basics down before attempting more involved projects. Not so with acrylics for some reason. Oh, I did start with the