Studying Edward Hopper encourages me to be brave with color and value. Who inspires your art?… Read More Edward Hopper: Color and Contrast
White flowers are full of colors in their folds and shadows. So is snow. Have you seen colorful shadows in your travels?… Read More The color in the shadows
I’m grateful to many art influencers. Whose influence fuels your creativity?… Read More Who are your creative influencers?
…Two people, that is, to create an artwork. One to bring it into existence and another to say “STOP” when it’s finished. Have you ever taken a good drawing or painting too far and ruined it? I’ve blown up several sketches over the past couple of days, but I DID draw or paint each day so… Read More They say it takes two…
Responding to a Ten Minute Challenge to improve artskills, I roughed out six water color sketches of one object on a single sheet of paper. Timing myself, I spent no more than ten minutes a sketch, and there was no pressure to perfect each one. Starting with the panel in the top left and ending at bottom… Read More Ten minutes to better
I hope to draw or paint daily this year. Carol Marine, a daily painter whose book on the topic I found recently, writes that doing so is the surest, fastest way to improve. This sketch of two mandarin oranges is my first of the year. Then I was hungry and ate one of my props.… Read More Creative day 1, 2017
I’m ready for 2017. Are you? Think of the year ahead as a trip around the sun that takes 365 days and imagine what you can do with all that creative time.… Read More Our next 365-day trip around the sun