Monthly Archives: November 2022

Gratefulness

Here are some things that I’m grateful for this year:  I’m grateful for two year olds that say, “I love Uncle Luke. 40 minutes til Luke’s house.” I’m grateful for mother-in-laws that need to putter, puttering with a card for … Continue reading

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Live Model vs Photographs

Part of every artists training and continued training should be painting and sketching from the live model. The experience involves seeing things with your eyes that the camera does not see. The model asked me why do you paint from … Continue reading

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Out of the Head Onto the Page

Sketching from life trains your mind and adds to your sketching from imagination. The sketching arm goes into muscle memory. Sometimes it’s like magic and the image appears from the end of your pen or pencil. You can take those … Continue reading

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The First Brushstroke

It is important to know where you are going, before you put down that first brushstroke. You can do that by value studies and color studies. You can also do that by looking at your painting and rehearsing where that … Continue reading

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