Urban Sketching

A friend recently sent me information on this new art initiative http://www.urbansketchers.org.  Included was a postcard with a little block marked with "your sketch here".  I complied with a quick sketch of the view from my office window.  I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with said sketch.  That would require reading the … Continue reading Urban Sketching

Painting 11

I really tried to think of something mildly interesting to write about, but all I've been doing lately is painting. Not a bad thing, of course, but it doesn't leave me with much to say.   I have a pretty low burn-out threshold, so I suspect I'll move on to something else soon.  Until then, I'm … Continue reading Painting 11

Lawrens Harris Masterstudy II

         Since I've been on a Lawrens Harris kick lately, I thought I'd try a couple more.  Harris painted "Miners Houses, Glace Bay" (left) in 1925.   Nearly 100 years ago, and it still feels so contemporary to me.  I could not find a large picture to print for reference, so I … Continue reading Lawrens Harris Masterstudy II

Painting #10

As I have stated many times before, I am a total novice when it comes to painting.  I must be learning the hard way, because it is HARD.  I can say that I've become far more comfortable with the acrylic and oil mediums.  What I can't seem to master is the full process.  My background … Continue reading Painting #10

Done and Done

Every time I start a project of any type, there is always an objective.  Sewing clothes to wear, building a sofa to sit on, planting flowers to avoid mowing.  I am a very purpose driven person.  And it's no different with creative projects.  When starting a painting, the first question is what skill needs to be honed, … Continue reading Done and Done

Back to the Beginning….Again

I'm beginning to think that every blog entry of mine this year has been a resignation. I was  on a roll with my 365 blog until I switched jobs and lost momentum, and I haven't gained traction since. I have tried several times to will my mojo back, but I find it takes more than … Continue reading Back to the Beginning….Again

365: A Year in Review

February is quickly becoming my favorite month.  Still winter, and  still cold. But short. And hopeful. With just a glimmer of spring. And oodles of chocolate on clearance on the 15th. What isn't to love? Most importantly, my winter blues tend to retreat around Groundhog's Day. I don't know why I persist in making plans … Continue reading 365: A Year in Review

A Smidge of This, and a Dollop of That

I have had connectivity issues lately, both electronically and personally. The former is nearly corrected.  The latter, well..... I am almost done with my studio renovation. Everything's built; I just need to paint (and take pictures).  To top if off, a dear friend lent me her old trusty easel.  I'm honored to be its guardian. Anyway, … Continue reading A Smidge of This, and a Dollop of That