(Home)-Studio Painting – The 1st Still Life Project – Next Steps

I had some time today and dove into adding some shadows. As usual, I got a little ahead of myself and mixed some tones as well. I'm painting in a dark space with no direct light on my work, only on the objects I'm painting. The shadows are all over the room, blocking my point … Continue reading (Home)-Studio Painting – The 1st Still Life Project – Next Steps

(Home)-Studio Painting – First Steps

Ok, this is a little awkward for me to write as a make, so please bear with me. I wasn't really listening to the teacher's instructions, so I'm not sure if we were supposed to just free-flow our own processes, or not. I did that anyway. I mix my undercoats by instinct and apply them … Continue reading (Home)-Studio Painting – First Steps

(Home)-Studio Painting – Still Life Set-Up

Over the next four weeks we are meant to play with some objects we choose from around our house and will arrange in different compositions to paint as a still life. Ok, then!!! I picked a bunch of my own sculptures... mainly because it has helped stir up the creative juices in the past for … Continue reading (Home)-Studio Painting – Still Life Set-Up

Setting-Up A Temporary Painting Studio in Covid Conditions

The only place I have space is in my garage workshop... so, I made some tough choices this summer and cleared out a ton of stuff, re-organized all I could, and closed the garage down for a Winterized space. My greatest challenge is lighting. If we were doing this PTNG 200 class in the university … Continue reading Setting-Up A Temporary Painting Studio in Covid Conditions

Teaching Art – Getting Ready to Go Online

Course review: Illustrating Expressive Portraits in Procreate by Maia Faddoul REMINDER: SKILLSHARE IS STILL OFFERING AN EXTENDED FREE TRIAL PERIOD OF 60 DAYS! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS! REGISTER NOW!!! I really enjoyed this course. At first, I had concerns that I wouldn't follow because it was all done on … Continue reading Teaching Art – Getting Ready to Go Online

Isolation Fantasy Blues #6

I've started teetering over the edge of boredom and the need to do something is growing into a near frenzy! With dozens of pages left to fill from the music sheets, chosen for these pastel drawings... well, here are a few more... staying with the fantasy of being able to live with quiet, if I … Continue reading Isolation Fantasy Blues #6

Isolation Fantasy Blues #4

I've started teetering over the edge of boredom and the need to do something is growing into a near frenzy! With dozens of pages left to fill from the music sheets, chosen for these pastel drawings... well, here are a few more... staying with the fantasy of being able to live with quiet, if I … Continue reading Isolation Fantasy Blues #4

Isolation Fantasy Blues #3

COVID-19 is playing with my dreams and the concept of isolation is giving birth to a whole new set of fantasies... My subconscious is looking for idyllic locations where I want to be isolated. In this case, I believe it's in the Scottish highlands. The mountains envelop me in a sense of calm and safety, … Continue reading Isolation Fantasy Blues #3

Isolation Fantasy Blues #2

COVID-19 is playing with my dreams and the concept of isolation is giving birth to a whole new set of fantasies... My subconscious is looking for idyllic locations where I want to be isolated. In this case, I believe it's in the Scottish highlands. The mountains envelop me in a sense of calm and safety, … Continue reading Isolation Fantasy Blues #2

Isolation Fantasy Blues #1

COVID-19 is playing with my dreams and the concept of isolation is giving birth to a whole new set of fantasies... My subconscious is looking for idyllic locations where I want to be isolated. In this case, I believe it's in the Scottish highlands. The mountains envelop me in a sense of calm and safety, … Continue reading Isolation Fantasy Blues #1