Posts Tagged: The Virtual Instructor

Back to School!

It’s September now, and yes, it feels like going “back to school”. My daughter has returned home to sunny San Diego, my new Bloomin’ Beauty business is up and running, and it’s time for me to get my art supplies out

Back to School!

It’s September now, and yes, it feels like going “back to school”. My daughter has returned home to sunny San Diego, my new Bloomin’ Beauty business is up and running, and it’s time for me to get my art supplies out

The Devil is in the Details

I have finally finished my first “realistic” acrylic painting, although I use that word rather advisedly. Realism in acrylics has proved to be a bit of a challenge, especially when it comes down to the details. I did all right

The Devil is in the Details

I have finally finished my first “realistic” acrylic painting, although I use that word rather advisedly. Realism in acrylics has proved to be a bit of a challenge, especially when it comes down to the details. I did all right

This Old Man

I’m proud of this one. It’s still a very hard thing for me to say “I like what I’ve done,” but I do like this old man. Each time I do a portrait in any medium, I find myself fascinated

This Old Man

I’m proud of this one. It’s still a very hard thing for me to say “I like what I’ve done,” but I do like this old man. Each time I do a portrait in any medium, I find myself fascinated

A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose

In Sacred Emily, written in 1913, Gertrude Stein says that “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” She’s referring to Jack Rose, a figure in the poem. Today, we’ve come to use that line of poetry as a way

A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose

In Sacred Emily, written in 1913, Gertrude Stein says that “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” She’s referring to Jack Rose, a figure in the poem. Today, we’ve come to use that line of poetry as a way

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

Being Both Student and Teacher

I heard an amusing joke recently. If a home-schooling mother talks to herself, is she crazy? Or is she just having a parent-teacher conference? I sometimes look at myself as a “self-taught” aspiring artist and think the same joke could

Being Both Student and Teacher

I heard an amusing joke recently. If a home-schooling mother talks to herself, is she crazy? Or is she just having a parent-teacher conference? I sometimes look at myself as a “self-taught” aspiring artist and think the same joke could

Artist, Know Thyself

“Know thyself.” Those two words have offered good advice ever since some Greek sage uttered them centuries ago. They’re usually attributed to Socrates, but at least a dozen other wise men have been credited with saying them first. But this

Artist, Know Thyself

“Know thyself.” Those two words have offered good advice ever since some Greek sage uttered them centuries ago. They’re usually attributed to Socrates, but at least a dozen other wise men have been credited with saying them first. But this