Perseverance often means a dogged determination to master the basics. For we know that as we build that solid foundation, in the field of our endeavor, our greatest opportunity for full artistic expression is given flight. The very repetitious and mundane practices of our craft coupled with an intellectual thirst to learn more create within us buildingContinue reading “5 “P’s” – The Fifth “P” is for Perseverance”
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What Does the Composition Convey?
A composition, in many aspects, is the task of placing visual components on a canvas. This may sound simple but may be, in fact, amazingly complex. The arrangement of objects can convey diverse ideas and one has to decide what one is attempting to communicate to the viewer. For example, a simple triangular composition withContinue reading “What Does the Composition Convey?”
Details and Love
I love to paint. I love to discover over and over again the exquisite detail in a multiplicity of forms. Observing the delicacy of a flower, the delight of a child’s smile and the twinkle in an older person’s eye reminds me of how much The Great Creator obviously loves detail! God created a beautiful world filled withContinue reading “Details and Love”
From the Glorious Rhythm of Life
Observation is a key ingredient in creating art that reflects the beauty of our natural world. It is often easier to work from photographs and masterful artists have done so for a long time. But hands down, the most visual information is available to us from life itself. The nuances of light, the vibrancy of color,Continue reading “From the Glorious Rhythm of Life”