Loose vs. Tight, Aren’t We Missing the Point?

At the writing of this blog, I’m about to post a video that launches into a bit of a rant (that video is now at the end of this post). But thats enough of the rant. Check the video out below to see the complete rant. Regardless, in watercolor, not infrequently will the debate land on the loose vs tight preference, but… its sort of missing the point of what makes for awesome painting. Continue reading “Loose vs. Tight, Aren’t We Missing the Point?”

Spontaneous Painting Workshop

Ok, so I just recently posted on Skillshare an extended version of my latest spontaneous painting with additional commentary. All said, its about an hour long and takes you with me through the process of how I approach spontaneous landscape painting in watercolor. Near the end of this post you’ll find more about this workshop. Continue reading “Spontaneous Painting Workshop”

Art Critiques and Getting the Most from Input.

We all want to improve as artists don’t we? Growing as an artist is the key to more enjoyment and satisfaction as we tread this adventurous but sometimes frustrating path. Practice is a given, but what happens when we get stuck and don’t know how to improve. The brave artist seeks appropriate, constructive input and critique. Its a tougher challenge, though, than we sometimes realize. Continue reading “Art Critiques and Getting the Most from Input.”

Veteran’s Day – Honoring the Decision

Veterans have served for a variety of reasons. For Americans, the reasons usually include the protection or our great nation, propagation of freedom and the dismantling of tyranny. While not all wars have been popular, the men and women who have served should all be revered for one simple reason – the decision to lay down their life, should they be called upon, for something greater than themselves. They did not serve a politician or a government but We the People, and an idea that this great Republic and what it stands for should continue for the good of all peoples. Continue reading “Veteran’s Day – Honoring the Decision”