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
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
A quick study in rock formations and dappled morning light. How fortunate am I to live near such natural beauty?
I took my first vacation day Friday before MLK day and had myself a 4-day paint fest. I can't say anything impressive came out of the event, but I had a grand time. Maybe with President's Day right around the corner, I can go another round. If only I can figure out how to do … Continue reading Paint Day
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
I felt like a fraud as I was scanning and naming my latest drawing. I'm probably a full month behind in my 365 project, and there's no way I can catch up. So either I give up, or I come up with a new strategy. And I'm not giving up. I am now on Day … Continue reading The Project Formerly Known As 365
Pip, seconds before attaching herself to my thumb (see next post)
I know. I recently claimed that I was giving up beer. But can you really celebrate a new job without a good local microbrew ? I'll get back on the wagon...eventually.