Years ago literacy campaigns often used the slogan “Reading is fundamental” with emphasis on the FUN part. As a strong … More
I love coincidences. They always seem to be a sign to me, a definite indication of something I should learn … More
The challenge of depicting trees in my landscape art has become even more interesting now as I move away from realism toward a more impressionistic style of art.
Nope, I’m not drawing dogs — although our stuffed puppies do make excellent subjects. From time to time I will … More
Recently I’ve been looking again at works by my favorite landscape artists — Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederic Church and … More
I know I’m not the only one who tends to “overwork” paintings. Whether it’s in watercolor or oil, I’m constantly … More
I’ve always enjoyed doodling. I think most of us have fun just picking up a pencil or pen and doodling … More
I’m finding that I have an “old-fashioned” spirit when it comes to painting, and that’s how this painting feels to me.
Will I ever learn to create the landscapes I want? Will I ever be able to paint trees that make me smile? Or will it always be a struggle for me?
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.
With each painting I do, I realize how far I’ve come in a very short time, and yet I also realize how very far I have to go.
I did do a watercolor for today, but I wasn’t happy with it. The colors looked horrible together, and I … More
As artists, we each have our own approach to drawing, painting, and other forms of expression. We have our own … More
Why is it that so often the hardest part of painting is knowing when to stop? Why do we sometimes keep dabbing … More
I recently bought a beautiful book called The Art of Watercolor, one of many art instruction books published by Walter … More
I heard an amusing joke recently. If a home-schooling mother talks to herself, is she crazy? Or is she just … More