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.
The whole process of canning plums for preserves is rich with intriguing colors, fragrances, sounds, and tastes. Sounds like art to me—so perfect for a special place on my art blog.
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 […]
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.
I dream of watercolor paint swirling together while, as the observer, I watch and contemplate what color is being created.
In the Byzantine era artists created halos on Saints to move like a plate affixed to the plane of the art. Then, with more sophistication, like a hat. Hats move with the head.