When I have some free time, I like to watch art technique videos on YouTube and one of my favorites is Jane Davies. She offers paid online workshops as well but, her long list of free YouTube videos are extremely helpful and cover a wide range of topics. She focuses on everything from mixing colors to collage techniques to mono printing. Her medium is mostly acrylics and her style is very free and abstract. I like how her videos are simple and easy to follow. Even if your sty
I'm taking a break from the portraits because I have an itch to scratch. I've really been wanting to rework some of my old abstracts so, I put the portraits away for now. I started with this original 30" x 35" painting that I did about a year ago. I liked the simplicity of it at the time but, I was ready to change it completely. So, I went in on a Saturday to just play and this is what resulted. It was interesting but, something about the left side really bothered me. I didn'
How much stress do you need to be productive? In class, on Friday, we talked about how stress is necessary. You need it to be at your best and part of success is figuring out how much stress you need to be productive. Too little and you are likely to become bored and depressed. Too much can lead to total meltdown. Last week was about figuring out a formula that works for me. At the beginning of the year I had grandiose plans to be super productive. I had a schedule that consi