This Is Going to Be a Doozy
Does Nature ever give you a gift? One special moment, one glimpse of sublime beauty that will last forever? Or God, or Universe, or Krishna etc.? I had one such moment as I was getting ready to do this particular drawing, of this particular tree: It was a honeybee, gathering nectar from a maple tree…
Getting Back in the Swing!
I’ve been out of the art scene for a while now, except for note cards. Finally, finally, finally, I did an full-sized original piece. It seems behind a bit of skill of my usual pieces, but then, I guess it’ll take some time to get back to speed. It’s snowing here, most snow we’ve had…
Violated My Own Rule!
Bob Ross always said, there are no mistakes, just happy accidents. In my latest attempt, I was happy accidenting all over the place. My usual rule is: Don’t draw when you’re absorbed with other things. I violated my own rule. I do have an idea of how to salvage it, but not today. I do…
Drawing From the Crypt
I’m putting together another video for the art show I’ve been accepted into. Remember this? It’s going to be in the Rockland County art show. It’s a virtual show. I used to turn my nose up at the idea of a virtual show, but that’s changed. Times have changed. Not to mention, I actually sold…
Drawing a Conclusion
My big mistake in “Broken Promise”, as it shall now be named, is that I forgot what I’m about. I draw. I get into a state of mindfulness, where’s there’s just me, the subject, and pencil and paper. Read my intro, is says that I love to draw, but enjoy color too, or some such…
Rushing the Season (and Rushing the Post)
Spring moves by so fast, I wanted to get a jump on it. The problem is, by the time I’ve managed to do a drawing of one stage of the season, spring is almost gone! So, by the time I do a daffodil picture, the lilacs are already gone… My mother one year, greeted spring…
Loading…..Spring!……Loading, Loading, Loading….
First I took this photo. It’s the door to the office of the Pastor of the church my friend goes to. Then.later that year, I drew this Christmas card… Then, watercolor sample, I painted this…. Loading…Spring…. Do you see where I’m going with this?
Belated Happy Imbolc/Groundhog Day/Candlemas/St Brigid’s Day
Or whatever floats your boat in early February. I’m very glad to see the sunshine returning. I’ve got my recent drawing of the tree with the heart carved in it, stuck in my mind. I like the idea, but not the result. I think I’m going to try it again, but with a bit more,…
Colored Pencil Hypnosis Technique
So, I’ve finished the piece, “Wild Strawberries”, with all the dot, dot, dots. I’m getting very sleepy. Maybe it had something to do with Pumpkin meowing at 4:00 am, last night…or maybe the repetitive work of filling in a background in minute detail will tire a person out. Probably, both are true. This drawing reminds…