Posts Tagged: Trees

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.

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.

Slowly but Surely

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.

Slowly but Surely

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.

Something Different

I did do a watercolor for today, but I wasn’t happy with it. The colors looked horrible together, and I joked about calling today’s post “Something Awful” or even “Something Ugly”. But then as I got ready for my husband’s

Something Different

I did do a watercolor for today, but I wasn’t happy with it. The colors looked horrible together, and I joked about calling today’s post “Something Awful” or even “Something Ugly”. But then as I got ready for my husband’s

Whatever Works

As artists, we each have our own approach to drawing, painting, and other forms of expression. We have our own methods and our own rituals. We also each have our own unique learning style. What works for you might not

Whatever Works

As artists, we each have our own approach to drawing, painting, and other forms of expression. We have our own methods and our own rituals. We also each have our own unique learning style. What works for you might not

Know When to Say When

Why is it that so often the hardest part of painting is knowing when to stop? Why do we sometimes keep dabbing at the paper, thinking we need to “fix” this or that? When I was painting this “Winter Tree” scene, I

Know When to Say When

Why is it that so often the hardest part of painting is knowing when to stop? Why do we sometimes keep dabbing at the paper, thinking we need to “fix” this or that? When I was painting this “Winter Tree” scene, I

Just Pull Out the Trees

I recently bought a beautiful book called The Art of Watercolor, one of many art instruction books published by Walter Foster. It’s filled with gorgeous illustrations of watercolor paintings, and includes  directions so that aspiring artists like me can follow along

Just Pull Out the Trees

I recently bought a beautiful book called The Art of Watercolor, one of many art instruction books published by Walter Foster. It’s filled with gorgeous illustrations of watercolor paintings, and includes  directions so that aspiring artists like me can follow along

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