For many artists, the process of making their art is fluid, intuitive, and even spontaneous. It can be as simple as picking some colours and letting the magic happen or if you're like the rest of us...there's a lot more planning needed to achieve your vision. Having a more structured approach to creating your art … Continue reading Why Having A Process is Important
It's almost that time of year again and I have a NEW list of awesome products that made the cut for My Favorite Things: Artist Gift Guide for 2021! I’ve provided links to Amazon for both the USA and CANADA sites in the downloadable guide but I would strongly encourage you to buy products from … Continue reading My Favorite Things: Artist Gift Guide 2021
Success is rarely gained from solitary efforts. Most people you could deem ‘successful’ have gotten where they are because of a variety of factors aside from good old fashioned hard work. Whether it be a mentor, the encouragement of loved ones, or a game-changing course or workshop; an individual’s success is usually also the result … Continue reading Luck or Hard Work?
Caran D’Ache is a formidable player in the colored pencil world. Their attention to quality shows in every aspect of their products and they certainly have the price tag to match. For those who may still be dreaming of the day when they can own a coveted set of Luminance, the slightly more affordable Pablo … Continue reading Pablo Colored Pencils Review
Landscape art can be surprisingly intimidating! That was my first thought when I was invited back this year as a guest Workshop Instructor for the July Issue of COLORED PENCIL Magazine. I'm pretty confident with my skills as an artist and with the colored pencil medium, so I figured if I felt that way, others … Continue reading CPM Lighthouse Workshop
Colour charts are an important tool that I use in my art practice. For many, this can be a seemingly pointless or cumbersome task but I find that it's extremely helpful to me for a number of reasons. For those of you who aren't seasoned color-charting veterans, I'm going to share with you how I … Continue reading Why I Create Colour Charts