Pencil Games-The Next Level

"I love the quality of pencil. It helps me to get to the core of a thing." Andrew Wyeth   Successful drawings can be taken to a whole new level with the right pencil.  Pencil preference will differ from artist to artist but certain pencils are known for their particular mark making characteristics.  Using a … Continue reading Pencil Games-The Next Level

Pencil Games

My pencil is like a fencer's foil. Andrew Wyeth Delicate under drawings for watercolor botanical painting are vital to the success of the finished artwork in a specific technique. Using the best pencil is an essential part of that success.  In the my work, pencil drawings have become more and more a central part of … Continue reading Pencil Games

Treasuring Fall Risks

Fall appears to be taking its sweet time this year.  The colors have been changing for about four weeks or so, as far as I can tell. I picked up the first red leaf I saw weeks ago and brought it home to press in my favorite leaf presser book, Art Through The Ages.As the … Continue reading Treasuring Fall Risks

A Very Humbling Story

Watkins College of Art This beautiful article was a humbling thing to read but I was also quite proud of the things it highlights.  The Art to Heart Project  was a three year project from start to finish and quite involved. It took another year to see it published.  Even though it was time consuming … Continue reading A Very Humbling Story