Making of The Lemons

 

I realized that there are several artwork pieces that I just haven’t included making of posts for; in fact there is quite a back log. The Lemons oil painting is one of those artworks that I never got around to writing about how I painted it. Not everyone likes to see how a painting…

Making The Autumn Leaves Watercolor Painting

Have you ever wanted how the artist you admire painted or drew that particular artwork? More and more artists are filming themselves working – something I am looking into myself. Until then, I can offer you the steps that I have taken to create some of my more popular artwork. This post shows the process…

Breaking Out of Ruts, or Breaking Out New Art Tools

Have you ever felt overwhelmed, stressed and unable to go on? Sometimes we work and pressure ourselves so much that we did our own ruts and trap ourselves. This was me recently; I got so wrapped up in what defines a successful artist and how I wasn’t “there” yet that I drove myself to the…

Making of The Water Lily

Interested in the process I followed to create The Water Lily painting? This post explains many of the steps that I planned and painted to produce the final painting. It includes my reasoning for color choices, composition and more.

You can see the The Water Lily painting in my portfolio.

I have learned all about…

Do You Experiment?

Do you experiment with new art media? Perhaps it’s a great way for you to relax without the pressure of creating something sellable or “successful”. Maybe it’s a way for you to try your hand at learning a new art form and open up your options and skills? More importantly, experimenting is a great reminder…

Landscape Painting

I’ve been struggling lately. Some days depression just grabs hold of me and doesn’t let go. I have been under its grip for about two to three weeks now.

I have dedicated myself to do little tasks each day, though not pushing myself too hard. This has allowed me to paint my latest landscape. I…

Book Review: The Virtual Art Academy (VAA) Reference Library

I have started publishing art book reviews lately. I was absolutely delighted when Barry John Raybould from the Virtual Art Academy asked me if I was interested in writing a review of the Virtual Art Academy® Reference Library. I have been a member of the Virtual Art Academy for a several months now, dedicatedly following…

Reviewing My Past Notan Studies For Faults

We all know the adage “practice makes perfect”, but it doesn’t work when we practice the same bad habits over and over again. This is why I like strategic learning – regularly reflecting upon progress and setting goals to define improvement.

I have practiced notan sketches a lot lately. An awful lot. I am actually…