Accidental Artistic Assistance
Safety in artistic practice is vital. Are we paying attention?
Breaking the Artistic Stalemate
Breaking an art-making stalemate can be difficult. Oil pastels are a great trick to have up your sleeve.
Hope! New Life! Survival! Beauty! Signs are pointing toward spring popping out all over. The Anticipation is overwhelming!
Shining the Artistic Light
One of the most rewarding things about teaching art workshops is the wonder of how unique artistic talent is to each individual. I don’t teach workshops where everybody expects to paint the same thing and have them all come out looking like a row of cookie cutter canvases. The freedom for each artist to express…
Gotta Start Somewhere
Botanical Style painting is what I return to over and over when I’m in need of soothing and stress relief. Even painting broccoli can be soothing.
Art and Soul
Realizing all art came from a Creator much bigger than us little humans forced me to look at art in a way I never had before.
Persistence to Transformation
A rubber chicken becomes a beautiful hummingbird! One of the most wonderful parts of teaching painting workshops is when you get to be in on a magical transformation. This past Saturday’s workshop participants, like so many other workshops, consisted of a mix of the never painted before, rusty haven’t painted in years, and experienced artists expanding…
The Captivating Amaryllis
Symbolic of success, strength and determination, the Amaryllis’ name means “to sparkle” and so it does!
“Fads are the kiss of death. When the fad goes away, you go with it.” Conway Twitty (from Brainyquote) Who or what will be in the spotlight of art for 2014? What does it take to make it into the spotlight, the center stage? An idea, a painting, a poem, a sentence, a photograph that…
The Middle Ground
“A great artist is always before his time or behind it.” George Edward Moore (from Brainyquote) Are most artists before the times or behind the times? Many art schools push students to explore new avenues, try new and different ways of creating art. Or they push students to seek new and different ways to say…