Intelligent Sheep – Worthy of an Artist’s Attention

Many hard working farmers consider sheep as the Fruit of the Land and their wool is hand harvested seasonally. Cottony flocks of sheep wander the fields; their fleece, made into woolen yarns, fabrics, dolls, and fiber arts . We have always depended upon these domesticated animals to keep us clothed, warm, and creative. Ancient Sumerians …

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The Color of Unity

The Color of Unity In light of the rainbow's chromatic division, Let us consider another revision: Take all those colors and mix them around -- What do you get? Why, harmonius Brown!  Brown is the color of unity, Practical choice of this century. We all work together to build up a town; On canvasses too, let …

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Does the Eye Catch Your Attentions? Is Your Eye More Than Your Window for Sight?

  How often have you heard it said: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"?  Does it seem true to you? As an artist, I am often confronted with the task of reaching for beauty within the subject I see.  I often dwell upon the various answers one can give to the question "What …

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Seeking Inspiration for Art

I love drawing plant life, and I especially enjoy painting lilies. Over the years, I have been impressed by both the elegance and wide diversity in the beauty of lilies. They remind me of springtime's arrival and they spur my interest in the new growth of  life around me. I am fortunate to find such …

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What Roles Does Art and the Artist Have in Society?

Art has existed as long as human history. It can honestly be said that at times art has been the sole surviving evidence of long past, forgotten civilizations or of events, and sometimes the only surviving witness that relays human lives and their struggles and triumphs. Humanity owes much to the men and women who …

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What Do I Like About What I Do?

  I enjoy the artist's life: the time I spend with easel and drawing board, discovering new people and places in the world and history, experimenting with new and familiar techniques and materials, in an effort to share my world with others. I enjoy contemplation time when starting a new work. I believe that historical …

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Drawing Blaze in Art

I had an enjoyable time creating this picture of a very mischievous feline. Her name was Blaze, and her owner wanted something to display and keep for remembering the pet as time goes by. Blaze was a healthy, active female cat that was vivacious with endless energy. Blaze rarely sat long enough to pose for …

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Why Is It Important to Varnish Your Painting?

Remember to varnish! Never place any object against a curing oil painting. This is an example of an unprotected and nonvarnished oil painting. Notice the "fog" and surface damage on the woman's face in the portrait shown here. Paintings and drawings need protection from dust, dirt, pet hair, and especially humidity. Some artworks take well …

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