Posts Tagged: Still Life

No Apologies

As I post this completed “potted plant” painting — my first attempt at a still life — I want to apologize, but I can’t. Or I won’t. Or whatever. If you read yesterday’s post about my new “Do’s and Don’t’s”

No Apologies

As I post this completed “potted plant” painting — my first attempt at a still life — I want to apologize, but I can’t. Or I won’t. Or whatever. If you read yesterday’s post about my new “Do’s and Don’t’s”

A Few New Do’s and Don’t’s

How, precisely, does one spell “don’t’s”? I don’t know, but I’m not going to worry about it. See? My new attitude is kicking in, and if I make a few mistakes here and there, the world isn’t going to come

A Few New Do’s and Don’t’s

How, precisely, does one spell “don’t’s”? I don’t know, but I’m not going to worry about it. See? My new attitude is kicking in, and if I make a few mistakes here and there, the world isn’t going to come

A Pot It Is

When I said, “I guess I have to learn how to draw” four years ago, I didn’t think my efforts would last beyond a week — at best. Surprise, surprise. Here I am, still learning, and actually having fun with

A Pot It Is

When I said, “I guess I have to learn how to draw” four years ago, I didn’t think my efforts would last beyond a week — at best. Surprise, surprise. Here I am, still learning, and actually having fun with

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?

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

Unfinished Business

I recently posted about the importance of finishing what we start. It’s a good rule to follow, not only in art but in other areas of life, too. But like any rule, it needs to be broken once in a

Unfinished Business

I recently posted about the importance of finishing what we start. It’s a good rule to follow, not only in art but in other areas of life, too. But like any rule, it needs to be broken once in a

What Shall I Draw Today?

I’m not much of a planner, especially where art is concerned. I’m more of an impromptu, spur-of-the moment sort of artist, and I love the crazy challenges I can come up with by randomly choosing what to draw — and

What Shall I Draw Today?

I’m not much of a planner, especially where art is concerned. I’m more of an impromptu, spur-of-the moment sort of artist, and I love the crazy challenges I can come up with by randomly choosing what to draw — and

Bowl of Apples

Today I’m sharing one of my recent colored pencil drawings. It’s far from perfect, yet I’m pleased with how it turned out. In fact, this will probably be framed and hung upon one of my walls…maybe here in my little

Bowl of Apples

Today I’m sharing one of my recent colored pencil drawings. It’s far from perfect, yet I’m pleased with how it turned out. In fact, this will probably be framed and hung upon one of my walls…maybe here in my little