I created a random design, using a discarded cereal box to cut shapes from. Then … I thought I’d try to be clever. Tricky. Try something new. Instead of doing the normal thing, I chose to try a new path. I used small foam sticky pads to adhere those shapes to my base plate. YouContinue reading “Cereal Boxes and Printmaking Landscape Collagraphs”
Short and quick today. Observing how water can be painted using watercolors. Painting Water In the samples shown, I’ve created the impression, the illusion of water on paper. Cobalt teal blue in watercolor helps, of course. But, so does understanding the tones, the feeling, mood, and which of the common techniques to use.Continue reading “Watercolor Techniques: painting water”
Melbourne, a thriving cultural metropolis. A mecca for Australians wanting a touch ‘more.’ My friends, my students, they frequent the city and bring back stories to share with me. I’ve yet to go. It is, most definitely, on my list. In a city of 4.8 million people, there is an abundance of art museums, galleries,Continue reading “Beautiful, her words…. (Words To Paint By)”
Edward Seago, what can I say? Definitely he has been under appreciated. We all know Monet, Picasso, Renoir. Seago? Not so much. But let’s remedy that now! Edward Seago Inspires Both the oils and watercolors go beyond the ordinary. Beyond good. His brush takes you on a journey. Edward was born 1910Continue reading “Edward Seago: Inspirational Master Artist”
The Creative Zone. It doesn’t really matter which form of art we’re pursuing- fashion, acting, music, sculpture, painting, writing – to create well we need to be in that zone. We need to be feeling it….. Feeling the Creativity within us. Did you ever think to yourself, maybe, people were having a harder time theseContinue reading “Creativity…. pass it along”
Listen to the colors; listen to the enchanting voice of the childhood we thought, we’d lost.
Both painting (art) and horse riding require specific skill development. And both will require confidence. This takes time. Patience. Persistence…. To build the confidence and develop the boldness; that freedom to just go do it! A Confident Way As I watched the new horse in the arena with my granddaughterContinue reading “A Confident Way …. (art, riding, life)”
The Possibilities a post of content. depth. heart. A 2 minute read. stripped bare weeping, nevermore. the dark winds pass. my own light rises. my own voice sings. my own thoughts shatter the prison doors they thought would hold me. An artist held in the grip of the crowd, the popularContinue reading “The Possibilities”
if we win the ‘battle’ to control and master a thing, we ultimately lose the……
Two minute explanation of the difficulty of abstract painting with 13+ sample images!