Posts Tagged: Sketching

Rocks Revisited

When I first began learning to draw, I sat outside and patiently drew a couple of rocks  sitting in a neighbor’s yard. I wanted to experience drawing from nature, but at that point, I wasn’t able to draw much. Even

Rocks Revisited

When I first began learning to draw, I sat outside and patiently drew a couple of rocks  sitting in a neighbor’s yard. I wanted to experience drawing from nature, but at that point, I wasn’t able to draw much. Even

Sketchbooks are for Sketching

I’ve often recounted the story of buying my first sketchbook, how odd it felt to walk through the art supply aisle feeling that I didn’t belong there, how certain I was that I was wasting my money. I truly believed

Sketchbooks are for Sketching

I’ve often recounted the story of buying my first sketchbook, how odd it felt to walk through the art supply aisle feeling that I didn’t belong there, how certain I was that I was wasting my money. I truly believed

An Illusion of Oregano

I have always loved words. All languages fascinate me. Among the words I most enjoy are those that describe groups of things. We’re quite familiar, for example, with a pride of lions, but did you know that a group of baboons

An Illusion of Oregano

I have always loved words. All languages fascinate me. Among the words I most enjoy are those that describe groups of things. We’re quite familiar, for example, with a pride of lions, but did you know that a group of baboons

A River Doesn’t Run Through It

Although this painting might look like others I’ve done, there were many things different about this one

A River Doesn’t Run Through It

Although this painting might look like others I’ve done, there were many things different about this one

Skipping School

Teaching myself means I have choices…but how far does that freedom extend?

Skipping School

Teaching myself means I have choices…but how far does that freedom extend?

Sketchbook Aficionada

Yesterday I wrote about my new watercolor journal. Later this morning, I plan to go out to my herb garden — chives are already growing — and do a bit of sketching. Buying a new journal — which is in

Sketchbook Aficionada

Yesterday I wrote about my new watercolor journal. Later this morning, I plan to go out to my herb garden — chives are already growing — and do a bit of sketching. Buying a new journal — which is in

Just Draw…Everything

Yesterday I picked up my copy of Your Artist’s Brain by Carl Purcell. I’ve been working — diligently — on learning to see shapes instead of things, and these words caught my eye: Everything in the visual world is made

Just Draw…Everything

Yesterday I picked up my copy of Your Artist’s Brain by Carl Purcell. I’ve been working — diligently — on learning to see shapes instead of things, and these words caught my eye: Everything in the visual world is made