Road Trip Book

I went to McDonald’s yesterday and this book caught my eye. Of course I had to bring it home. I’m thinking about my road trip book. Seems like the idea and excitement are slipping away. Makes me think of Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Big Magic. I sat down and read all the notes I had thus far. […]

Drawing still life style

Still life drawing is an absolute must for every artist. I sketched my favorite shoe. How did I sketch a pretty good shoe in five minutes, with a pen? This morning I set up my shoes and began sketching. I took way to long sketching. I kept trying to replicate my shoes. Sure, many could […]

Painting Blue Bonnet flowers

I researched photos and watched a tutorial. I made previous attempts. This morning I took a second look at what went wrong and painted. I added a few more layers. I used a size 10 brush. A size 10 brush made it easy to do the diagonal right and left strokes for each petal. I […]

Altering Course

Last night I was listeing to an episode of Creative Rebels and there was mention of Picasso. Picasso copied other artists to master techniques. Then he created his masterpieces. And so my goals for Road Trip have changed: all words will be typed in a chosen font. sub divider pages will be hand drawn followed […]

hills of trees is done!

Taking your time makes a huge difference. You have to lett each layer dry before starting the next. Oh and layering from light to dark makes for easy blending. I used a size 10 brush and lightly blotted the paper with color. These trees made me let go of what should be. I didn’t sketch. […]