Category Archives: Artist on a mission

Artist on a Mission – Painting Some Homesick

I started this painting as an in class demo and then finished it at home. As I painted away I started to get that  feeling of homesickness, missing this little lady with the big heart. I could smell the salmon … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Muscle Memory

The muscles in the arm can also be trained to draw. You use your eyes to see and your brain to analyze angles and shapes and value. Your arm moves searching for the figure, finding where one angle or line … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Fitting It In

One comment I often hear is “I don’t have time to paint.” “I don’t have time to sketch.” “After I finish my day, I’m too tired to draw.” Some times that is true. Because of life and circumstances, we might … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Preparation

My son trained to run a marathon. He trained almost everyday, taking a break on Sundays. He worked up the miles from 5 to 6 to 8. He ran 10 miles and slowly built up to 12, 15, and 18 … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Called to Serve

I love the effect of the light on this couple. The woman’s face is pushed back into the shadow. There is that nice, rich black behind them, tying them together visually. Then there is the shadow lines of the lawn … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Guided by the Light

We are all travelers here. We are on a voyage. We may plan and prepare but sometimes much like when we create a painting, we end up somewhere we didn’t expect. On a  Voyaging Canoe, in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Anticipation

  So here is the pencil sketch sitting on the watercolor paper. It’s waiting for the first splash of color. It’s just sitting there waiting for what is to come next. What will the end product be? It takes some … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Gratitude

Thank thee for the lady I met this morning who was running in place very very fast but paused to share the sunrise over the ocean with me. Thank thee for the way the morning sun illuminates the high ocean … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Capturing the Moment

Its easy to find things to paint, they are all around us. Most of the time I have many more ideas than time. Sometimes a painting will appear right before you. You raise the camera and-click-you’ve captured the moment. But … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Anchor to My Soul

At home I have one person who cuts my hair. She knows how to cut my hair without me saying anything. “You just need it cleaned up a bit?” “Yes.” I say. I come out of her shop and my … Continue reading

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