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October 11, 2019

That's the question. I've been to color theory classes, I've listened to the lectures, taken notes and understood visually what the teacher was trying to convey about using cool blues and purples to shadows to create depth and form. 

Until recently though I really hadn'...

September 13, 2019

Sketchbook Lesson

Another example of not planning ahead. The composition is just too crowded. I really got caught up in getting so many varieties of pitcher plants on the page and lost sight of good composition. I thought I might make the plants lighter in the backgrou...

August 2, 2019

To borrow a phrase from the British Army, Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

One of things my art suffers from isn't always limitations of my ability. It's lack of planning ahead or thinking things through. 

For instance: Using markers, but forgetting the sket...

July 22, 2019

Artists are often given the advice to 'try something new' when they are discovering their style or voice.  MY advice is: If you're gong to try something new, don't try a bunch of something new. For instance, if you're working with unfamiliar subject matter; don't...

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