If you're checking your calendars in confusion, don't worry; today is indeed Thursday. Yesterday, I made a journey out to see my summer art venue, which meant no time to visit the Blogosphere. But yesterday was the third Wednesday of the month and, according to my new schedule, it's time for an art supply review! A … Continue reading Just How Great Is Colored Pencil Paper?
...would smell like baguettes, bacon, or French fries. No, I haven't gotten on the Alternative Facts bandwagon by coming up with some Alternative Shakespeare. Although maybe some of my social media followers have. What in the world am I rambling about? My new piece of colored pencil art, of course. Starting Out by Having Fun After … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name…
Portland right now is living up to the old song lyric, "the weather outside is frightful" as a steady batch of snow hits us. This not only means all the little birds are flocking to my feeders (except the hummingbird feeder which is currently inside thawing out), but also means I need to type quickly before … Continue reading Racking Up a New Piece of Work
No, this post isn't about recycling, unless you're talking about recycling some old knowledge and putting it to good use. See, many, many, MANY years ago when I started high school I was placed in an introductory art class (hard to avoid with a last name like "Painter"). I then continued with my arty education and by junior … Continue reading Old Skills, New Art
Hmmm, I may have just changed the demographics of my blog visitors with that post title. Ah well, the more the merrier, right? Besides, I doubt anyone will be disappointed when they see the cute chicks in this peep show. As usual, I started off with a lovely photograph. This time by Case.Janea. See, told ya there were … Continue reading Welcome to the Peep Show
Sometimes my projects go better than expected (such as my recent colored pencil zebra drawing). Other times, I think a piece is going along splendidly, but somehow in the end the whole thing just ends up being a bit off. Take for example the giraffe drawing/painting I completed last week. The inspiration came from this darling photo by Gary Jones … Continue reading Please Help the Not-Quite-Right Giraffe
Happy Wednesday Everyone! I'm still a couple days away from completing my next piece of colored pencil art (or one day if I get really motivated), but I still have something art-related I've been eager to share with you: my new art shop on Fine Art America. Cue round of fanfare and fireworks.... About Fine Art America … Continue reading Welcome to My New Venue
Hello Blogland! Yes, you read that (not-so clever) title correctly: I have completed one of the pieces of the dozen or so I need for my spring art show already! You may not be in shock, but I am since normally my pieces take at least two weeks (usually closer to three) from start to … Continue reading A Project Completed Already!
Blue ribbons, that is! As loyal readers may recall, a few weeks ago I hauled my artwork off to the Clackamas County Fair to be scrutinized and judged along with the hogs, homemade aprons, and odd vegetables (and hogs who eat odd vegetables while wearing homemade aprons). Although not as awesome as a hog in … Continue reading A Double Dose of the Blues