Category Archives: Uncategorized

Artist on a Mission – Showing some art in Hawaii and St George, Utah

I love this watercolor of a lone hiker in the middle of Capitol Reef National Park. I love the color palette and the texture of the sand. I love the solid free dark shape of the desert junipers. This watercolor … Continue reading

Posted in Artist on a mission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Artist on a Mission – And a Cloud Shall Rest Upon it

  This watercolor painting shows the Laie Temple nestled in the heart of Laie, surrounded by the student married housing. It is there, calling to the students and the community to come closer to God, to come unto Christ. The … Continue reading

Posted in Artist on a mission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Artist on a mission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Artist on a mission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Artist on a mission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Artist on a mission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Artist on a mission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Artist on a mission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Artist on a mission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Artist on a mission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments