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Sketching :: Drawing from Observation
I draw, I sketch, I paint.
I also teach graphic & web design, drawing & typography.
Là où va la main, l’œil suit;
là où va l’œil, va l’esprit;
là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur;
là où se trouve le cœur
est la réalité de l’être,
le siège de l’âme.
Monthly Archives: August 2014
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. — Phyllis Diller For today’s painting I decided to plunge head first! I painted with hardly any pencil lines and especially with no ink lines. I love drawing and using fountain pens, … Continue reading
You don’t have to be Michelangelo to teach basic art, just as you don’t have to be Shakespeare to be able to teach the correct use of language. — Charles de Lint When painting, sometimes the view does not work … Continue reading
In the heart of the house lay a garden. In the heart of the garden stood a tree. In the heart of the tree lived an old man who wore the shape of a red-haired boy with crackernut eyes that seemed as bright as … Continue reading
Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes, your easy smile is your museum. — Ansel Adams Dad, today is your birthday and you would have been … Continue reading
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Joni Mitchell’s lyrics come back to me every time that I try to solve cloud illusions, and … Continue reading
Let the painting tell you what it needs. — Charles Reid When my husband and I travel to an unknown country, we let the city guide us on our first day. It is with this habit that we realize that a … Continue reading
“There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings… Then a strange blight crept over the area and everything began to change… There was a strange stillness… The … Continue reading
At times there seems to be a million ideas worth painting. However, there are days when it’s a challenge to pull any idea together. On these days I go to my studio, leaf through an art history book, and tell … Continue reading
There is an art to wandering. If I have a destination, a plan – an objective – I’ve lost the ability to find serendipity. I am on a quest, not a ramble. I search for the Holy Grail of particularity … Continue reading
As children, we come into the world with a natural desire to both speak and draw. Society makes sure that we learn language properly, right from the beginning, but art is treated as a gift of innate genius, something we … Continue reading
This past week I have been musing on my inability to sit down, or even go out, and just paint! Gosh! — I was not motivated. I felt like a dead duck swimming in a world of watercolours… so I pushed … Continue reading