Posts Tagged: Practice

Next on the Agenda

Recently, I’ve started practicing trees, and while I can do them fairly well in practice, I don’t seem able to get them the way I want when I try to include them in a landscape.

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Next on the Agenda

Recently, I’ve started practicing trees, and while I can do them fairly well in practice, I don’t seem able to get them the way I want when I try to include them in a landscape.

Overcoming Weaknesses

It’s always good to know our weaknesses, and as an artist, I know mine only too well

Overcoming Weaknesses

It’s always good to know our weaknesses, and as an artist, I know mine only too well

Getting Carried Away

…after painting my first mountain range today, I had no idea what to do with the rest of the canvas, so, yep. I just kept painting more mountains.

Getting Carried Away

…after painting my first mountain range today, I had no idea what to do with the rest of the canvas, so, yep. I just kept painting more mountains.

Putting It All Together — Almost

I like practicing art in little bits and pieces. Sometimes looking at a landscape is almost overwhelming. There are so many things to see! There are skies and clouds, rivers and lakes, trees, rocks, and oh, so much more! Breaking

Putting It All Together — Almost

I like practicing art in little bits and pieces. Sometimes looking at a landscape is almost overwhelming. There are so many things to see! There are skies and clouds, rivers and lakes, trees, rocks, and oh, so much more! Breaking

Fun Facts about Faces

I was in high school art class when I first learned the “rule” that when drawing a portrait, the eyes are halfway down. That always stuck in my mind because when I heard it, my immediate thought was “No, they’re not!” It sounded

Fun Facts about Faces

I was in high school art class when I first learned the “rule” that when drawing a portrait, the eyes are halfway down. That always stuck in my mind because when I heard it, my immediate thought was “No, they’re not!” It sounded

Heavens Above

When I have a camera in hand, I love taking pictures of clouds, so it is any wonder that I would also enjoy painting them? Here’s one of my cloud photos, taken from our front porch last summer as a

Heavens Above

When I have a camera in hand, I love taking pictures of clouds, so it is any wonder that I would also enjoy painting them? Here’s one of my cloud photos, taken from our front porch last summer as a

Standing At the Edge

I’ve been playing around with watercolors over the last few weeks — a little of this, some of that, and a lot of splotches. I’m still learning to use these mischievous paints, and it’s always fun to drip and drop and

Standing At the Edge

I’ve been playing around with watercolors over the last few weeks — a little of this, some of that, and a lot of splotches. I’m still learning to use these mischievous paints, and it’s always fun to drip and drop and