The horses would watch me get setup, and then settle in. They usually would move toward me at the fence, led by the lead mare, to see if there was any food or treats involved. I had asked the owner if I could give them a treat. So, yes, they usually got a treat.
Fibonacci intersecting nature and art
For me, the archetypical example of the intersection of art and science (and math) is the sequence of numbers commonly called the “Fibonacci numbers.” By definition it is the sum of the previous two numbers in a series. So, it gets started with 0 and 1, and then picks up speed. Next is 1, then […]
4 Essentials for Drawing
Techniques include drawing with fingers or charcoal, applying pigment with ‘brushes’ made of hair or moss, and blowing the pigment on a stencil …with, for instance, a hollow bone.
5 Ways Critical Observation Will Change Your Life
It was critical observation that allowed Sir Isaac Newton to define gravity after watching an apple fall to the earth from a tree.
Confucius says, “We insist on making it complicated”
The boardwalk is floating over a bog. So it is a marsh below and surrounding the walkway…but it would easily swallow any brush, bag, or cell phone that happened to slip toward the edge.
To paint a snowdrift, stand knee-deep in snow.
It you feel the ice cold snow in your boots, you know you are in the right place. This is the mindset of a “plein air” painter.
Bored? Then, let’s talk about what you want to talk about.
As an art teacher, it is important to me to meet each student where she or he is in their critical thinking, problem solving, hand-eye-coordination, ideation, and personal vision of style and voice. I don’t think it is helpful to start each student at point “x,” just because that seems to be the first step […]
Are we there Yet? Splendid Travel Kit for drawing adventures. Old school.
I was told that there is no doodling after second grade. That made me sad. To doodle is to dream. It’s the dreamers who are the creators.
When Shape is the Thing… from Matisse’s Cut-outs to Silhouettes
And, just so we are clear…. she doesn’t draw anything…She “freehands” by holding the paper and the scissors in the air while looking at her subject.