I am just back from the 3rd Annual Figurative Arts Conference & Expo (FACE) which was held November 10 – 13, 2019 in Williamsburg, VA. It was a wonderful experience and I will talk further about the various lectures and demonstrations I attended, terrific artists I met, and the phenomenal vender store and all the… Continue reading Small Favors
We have just one more class with Doug Mock for the Beginner’s Watercolor at RAL Art Center. I jumped ahead and for the most part completed the painting for which Doug provided a photo. Having got ahead, I ended up forgetting about the color map and planning notes and ended up with a fairly jumbled… Continue reading More Fun with Watercolor
Not only am I teaching classes coming up soon (Felted Faces Saturday after next and Drawing 102 starting in March), I’m also taking classes. Last Friday I started a Chair Yoga class and today I attended a regular floor yoga class. I am amazed at how flexible I am in some ways and how flexible… Continue reading Classes!
There are a few art forms I have never tried. Sculpting involving carving away of something, pottery throwing and basket weaving. Now, thanks to Judy Penry and the RAL Art Center, I can check basket weaving off my list (or maybe add it to those things that I will do from time to time). I… Continue reading Basket weaving
I’m a member of the Northern Neck Chapter of the Audubon Society and get to go out with a great group of folks from time to time (not as often as I could, because I often fail to make the time) looking for birds. There was an article down somewhere in the archives on the… Continue reading More Sketching and a Couple of New Books
I’m taking an on-line course that (if I do the work necessary) should result in finding additional venues from which to market my art. The first week was about setting some goals and figuring out how I view my art. I really do see it as an extra source of income to supplement my retirement… Continue reading Learning and Stretching
I’m a book hound. Well, maybe I’m a book hoarder… in any case, I have a fairly extensive library most of which is non-fiction. I read to learn. I read to keep my brain alive. Sometimes I read books that I already assume I am going to agree with, and some I read to challenge… Continue reading What I’m reading
I know some seriously talented photographers. I do not consider myself all that talented when it comes to photography. But I am learning ways to improve. My current camera is a Sony Cyber-shot with a 35x Optical Zoom and 20.1 mega pixels. The lens is what it is and cannot be changed out. We picked… Continue reading More on Reference Photos