I painted this in an effort to…well…learn more about watercolors. I was trying to mess around with controlling the depth of pigment in broader strokes, but still deliberate ones, if that makes sense. The water came out kind of cool, but you can see that the ship leaked all over it because I didn’t wait… Continue reading red sails
The paint was still wet when I snapped this picture. “The road less traveled” does not describe the past 6 weeks of my life, that’s for sure. It’s been one trip after another. I’m looking forward to a little respite in the in the next couple weeks.
One of the great things about art is that any time you pick up your tools to play with them, it’s worthwhile. You are practicing. You are learning. Even that time I picked up ink sticks and smudged out a firey horse from memory, trying to familiar myself with the way the colors move and… Continue reading Smudging
Been getting in some grunt sketching practice. I forget how important that is until I do some and realize just how much better I get when I’m really focusing on what I see vs. what I think I see.
Originally published in 2014 on my other blog. This spring and summer I rode my burly foxhunter, Midas, through fields performing the one-rein stop every 10 steps or so in order to, 1) learn the thing, and 2) not be bolted with. Now we have pretty well mastered the maneuver as taught by Clinton Anderson… Continue reading Why the one-rein stop is great
Considering that I have blogged for years, and blogs are all about one’s own self, writing a bio should be easy, right? Right? Yeah, wouldn’t that be nice! When asked to tell “a little about myself” I instantly forget everything I have ever done or accomplished. I’m starting out as a real estate agent, and… Continue reading On bios
Tried painting some beach scenes with my watercolors. Man, color mixing is a real art form. I’m much more familiar with acrylics, and I have a bajillion colors to choose from. Very rarely do I need to do anything more complicated than tinting the colors. Time to grow as an artist! These are scenes from… Continue reading The beach