I'm in the middle of the process with this water color painting. This is the base for subtracting some paint and adding some more paint. I took time away from the computer this weekend and spread out my paints. I'm going to be spending time alone on the weekends now as the hunting season has … Continue reading 30 Day Create Every Day Challange – Water Color Learning Curve.
Adding Color to doodles Last night I decided to get out my colored pencils and see how some color would look. My sketchbook is all about experimenting so I wasn't worried if I "wrecked" my doodle. I don't use colored pencils that much so I just played. I found out … Continue reading 30 day Create Every Day – Adding Color to Doodles
Coloring is a fun way to start remembering your creative voice. I fully understand that's it's very easy for me to say - "Hey, do my 30 Day Create Every Day Challenge" because I grew up with artistic parents and I have chosen to be an artist myself. I'm comfortable following my intuition in my … Continue reading Day 4 Create Every Day – Step by Step
Use a theme or a subject when you go out with your camera as this will make it easier to focus your attention & lens. The pictures above are vegetation (obviously) but to emphasize the textures and designs, I took them in black & white. Themes: textures, shadows, the garden, or interesting designs in nature … Continue reading Use a theme to get creative with your photos
Good Monday Morning! Did you get your phone or camera out over the weekend? If you did, post your photos on my site and include your tips for great photos. The photo tip for today - get different angles of your subject. I got out my inexpensive Kodak digital camera and went to Olbrich Gardens … Continue reading Monday’s Creative Photo Tip
What do you use Instagram for? Have you thought about using it to catalog images that get your creative juices flowing? I was at the Art Fair on the Square in Madison Wisconsin last weekend and I took a couple of pictures so I could remember aspects about the artist's work that really sparked my … Continue reading Use Instagram for Sparking Your Creativity
Oh, I can’t. . I’m not creative” is what I hear about 70% of the time when I start talking about art. The fact of the matter is—we’ve been TAUGHT that we aren’t creative by the 3rd or 4th grade. Stay in the lines, get it perfect, and any “innocent” comment about the picture … Continue reading Art as a tool