Like most things in life, art is a journey. Whether we take that journey at our leisure as a hobby artist or we make the journey. . . read more
This is what happens if you’re a man. . . You decide you want to do a bit of open air painting or drawing, so you get up,. . . read more
I’m not usually one for defining a way things need to be done. I tend to think that different things work different ways for different people. So, as I came across two different articles the other day, one talking about defining your style as an artist, and another talking about the . . . read more
When you choose an art class, or a workshop, do you try to look for an instructor or a mentor? What I’ve learned from my. . . read more
Nearly every artist takes art classes at some point in their careers—after all, it’s one of the best ways to learn, and. . . read more
I recently read that a good way to get people to buy a piece of your artwork is to tell collectors the story behind it. I’ve sold works both with and without sharing their “stories,” but the aforementioned advice got me wondering: if asked to tell the story behind each piece I create, would I be able (or even need) to do so? Does every painting have a story?
Having blogged about. . . read more
What do Matisse, Cezanne, and Van Gogh have in common? These three artists were not only painters who had a great influence on. . . read more
“How long will this painting take? And how do I know when I’m done?” These are two questions that artists are. . . read more
I like to think of myself as an intellectual artist. I don’t mean to say that I am superiorly intelligent, I just mean that my work (and the art that inspires me) stimulates the intellect as opposed to the emotions.
So where does that leave me in a very emotion-orientated field?
At first glance not very well off. I’m surrounded by people that pass over a piece of art simply. . . read more
I look at a lot of art, and the one thing I see quite often among artists who haven’t been painting very long is the. . . read more
Last summer I had a close encounter with a grizzly bear. As might be expected, it was a significant event. . . but what’s. . . read more