He was ambidextrous & worked with brushes in either hand. The freshness of his work proved his restraint.
Chicago Skyline: Step-by-step Creating a Painting “en Plein Air” (that means… “outside”)
The morning light would be fleeting so I took a bunch of photos to capture that instant. NOTE: that’s not “cheating”. You can take photos. Use all the technology 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?
Traveling with My Schmincke Watercolor Paint and Feeling Happy
John Singer Sargent sawed his brush off, too. I presume it was for the reason I cited: sometimes you need to saw off a brush to fit in your pocket.
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.
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.
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.
Essential Tips for Watercoloring Outside
American watercolorist, John Singer Sargent frequently painted en plein air from a gondola in the water rising and falling in the canals of Venice.