I appreciate you checking into my blog. I love sharing my ideas with you. But, we have moved. Our new blog posts are being posted on FromJaneMMason.com. Lots of new posts covering artists, startling insights in art history, art techniques, and more — just like my “Art in the Center” blog. The photos below show […]
Draw a Horse: how to get it done.
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.
John Singer Sargent and Carrara marble
This is a study of a task that is common to these man: wrangling massive ropes in the service of moving huge slabs of marble.
Rediscovering John Marin, American Watercolorist
He was ambidextrous & worked with brushes in either hand. The freshness of his work proved his restraint.
Use “color charts” to stay in the moment & enjoy your materials.
Your thoughts are focused, but the activity is not all-consuming mentally. It is not a heavy cognitively challenge. For me, it’s relaxing…There are no rules. You can do a color chart however you want.
Riveting Mission: From a County Fair to Alpaca Farm in Quest for Rug Hooking Success
The little five-year-olds were fearlessly bouncing pogo-stick-like on top of these horses. It was riveting.
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 […]
5 Questions to Think Like a Photographer
What are you trying to communicate? Where should the viewer to focus? What makes the image pop?
Lyin’ photos & believing what you think you see.
We accept this in a photo because we are conditioned to understanding that photos present images that differ from how we see. If this were a painting, it would be confusing.
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.