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Learning from Youth

The enthusiasm of youthful artists is really something. I can see the spark of amusement in the eyes of older artists when I talk to them. Sometimes... I am the older artist, and let me tell you - that's a... Continue Reading →

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Substance Over Style – Improving Art

We all have flaws, whether we want to admit them or not. Some of us become very good and dancing around those holes in our skills or characters. We might even be fleet-footed enough to turn that dancing into something... Continue Reading →

Painting Bottles – and a ‘How-To’

Well, since this is /already/ a hobby of mine - I wasn't going to let the wordpress prompt of the day go to waste: Bottle. I was in a cafe, saw a candle stuck in an old prosecco bottle, and... Continue Reading →

14 Days to Awesome

As a part of my upbringing, I was formed to favor autodidactism, so it should come as no surprise that I recently discovered a new art-instruction resource on the internet and have been liberally applying my newfound knowledge. The videos... Continue Reading →

Art – A Dangerous Exploration of Ignorance

via Daily Prompt: Measure Have you ever had that moment when you're looking at a painting or a piece of digital art - maybe even a sketch that a friend did on a napkin - and just gone... "Really? It's... Continue Reading →

Fairy Slipper – Follow the Painting

Another Follow the Painting post! This one is a little simpler than the foxy little fellow I did in my last painting post. As a rule, wildflowers will always be simpler than creatures with hair. As always, start with a... Continue Reading →

Why Procrastination Makes Me a Better Person

via Daily Prompt: Later "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today." - Mark Twain. If you have a mother and a goal, you've probably heard some variation of the above sentiment. Mothers care and goals are pressing,... Continue Reading →

Foxy Details – Follow the Painting

  Here, we have another follow-the-painting post! Woohoo! My pixie-in-law¬†liked a pin on Pinterest, it popped up in my notifications, and I. Fell. In. Love! She loves foxes, I love foxes, and a related image just swept through my imagination... Continue Reading →

Follow the Painting – Mini Roses

I've been steadily adding to my collection of little gouache paintings. I'm sticking with the nature theme for now, and it's working really well. I thought you might like to see a little bit of my artistic process, so I... Continue Reading →

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