I'm declaring this a painting week for my blog. You'll still get your free fiction on Friday, but the first two posts of the week I'd like to be for a couple of my recent ACEO paintings. ACEO, for those of you who don't know, stands for Artist Cards Editions and Originals. They measure 2.5" … Continue reading Painting Week #1
This weekend I'm out at the Jerome Music Boosters Holiday Craft and Gift Fair. Come on out and check out the ACEO I will have on sale out there.
So I decided to try to do some paintings outdoors (en plein air). The painting above was from my first trip out. Actually, it was my first one. The others I did that day are okay and maybe I'll show them when I get better pictures of them -- every time I try, I get … Continue reading Plein air painting
Kill your darlings! That is advice writers are often told. Many people take this to mean that a writer should kill their characters. In some cases, that might be true and just what is needed to be done to help a story along. However, the advice goes deeper than that. Writers often find that they … Continue reading Unbroken – progression of a painting #3
At this point, I have the sky and clouds done with the glow radiating. Also, just to note, the glare you see in the pictures is from my light shining off the wet oil paints. The water especially is very thick at this point and will take awhile to dry. If you noticed in earlier … Continue reading Unbroken – progression of a painting #2
Just because I knew it was time to rework this painting and I had a deadline on it didn't mean that it was easy to put it back on the easel. It wasn't perfect, but what if I messed it up when I was revising it? Oil paint is more forgiving than other paint mediums … Continue reading Unbroken – progression of a painting #1
It's really not uncommon for me to hear "the voice of inspiration" talking to me. Often I think I'll be doing one thing but I am guided to do something else. For example, right now I really want to be working on illustrating my children's book, but here I am writing a long overdue blog … Continue reading Unbroken