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What Inspires Me – Leaves! Three Different Leaf Series

The Question: What Subjects Inspire Me? Greetings, I have been thinking about what subjects inspire me to draw and paint.   That is to say, the question has been rattling around in the back of my head – where do I draw inspiration?   The Answer?  Took Some Searching. You would think the answer would […]

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Daily iPadPro Drawings: Two Strawberry Frogs

Daily Habit. One of my daily habits is to practice drawing by using my iPadPro.   Building on the discussion on my previous article, finding time to draw can be challenging.  There are lots of tasks competing for my attention.  However, years ago, I developed the habit of drawing while watching television. TV – v […]

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Organizing My Day By Priorities And Eight Art Show Tasks

Introduction. A friend of mine recently asked me how organizing my art work day.  My friend is looking forward to retirement and thinking about painting. In my head, I started going though organizing my mundane daily schedule: coffee, exercise, breakfast, get to the studio, etc.  Then, I started thinking about whether or not there was […]

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“Espresso Time-R” at Rogue Gallery’s Annual Member’s Exhibition

Greetings!    I am pleased to say that my painting “Espresso Time-R” is in the 2017 Annual Member’s Exhibition at the Rogue Gallery.      Exhibition Details. This is to let you know the where and when of the show. Location:  Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40S Bartlett St., Medford OR Opening Reception:  Friday, November […]

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“Espresso Time-R” at Rogue Gallery’s Annual Member’s Exhibition

Greetings!    I am pleased to say that my painting “Espresso Time-R” is in the 2017 Annual Member’s Exhibition at the Rogue Gallery.      Exhibition Details. This is to let you know the where and when of the show. Location:  Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40S Bartlett St., Medford OR Opening Reception:  Friday, November […]

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Seeing Design Features: The Painting of Regal Kitty

Greetings!  Meet Regal Kitty, and, if you’ve met her before, then how about a peek into her design? Purpose. The purpose of this article is to give you some insight into how I designed my painting Regal Kitty.  More specifically, I would like to share with you three composition features that I purposely included in this […]

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Seeing Design Features: The Painting of Regal Kitty

Greetings!  Meet Regal Kitty, and, if you’ve met her before, then how about a peek into her design? Purpose. The purpose of this article is to give you some insight into how I designed my painting Regal Kitty.  More specifically, I would like to share with you three composition features that I purposely included in this […]

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Watercolor & Ink Studies – Just For Fun

Introduction. Hi!  I’d like to simply share a couple of watercolor studies.   Why Do Studies. There are several reasons why I like doing these studies.  Here are a few reasons that come immediately to mind. Focus:  One has to pay attention when working with watercolor.  The paint moves and I like to take advantage […]

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Watercolor & Ink Studies – Just For Fun

Introduction. Hi!  I’d like to simply share a couple of watercolor studies.   Why Do Studies. There are several reasons why I like doing these studies.  Here are a few reasons that come immediately to mind. Focus:  One has to pay attention when working with watercolor.  The paint moves and I like to take advantage […]

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Deliberate Practice Applied To Drawing Better

Purpose. This article is about practicing smarter using strategic, or deliberate practice, as it applies to the skill of realistic drawing. I will introduce the idea of deliberate (or strategic) practice then share my views on two articles on how to draw and sketch better.  The articles are from the website “Jen Reviews”. Clarifying Terms. […]

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