Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


23rd Painting of 30 - January

This quote is for my fellow artists and enthusiasts, 
be they students, accomplished professionals or cultivated amateurs.

"I think I am safe in saying, until you became an art student, 
you never saw an outline - you never took the outline into consideration. 
You saw forms and these forms had character and motion.
If you use lines now as a means of drawing, 
try to find the way to make them express what you see 
- forms of definite character and movement. 
Don't become a victim of line."
- Robert Henri

I think I may just now be able to begin to understand what he meant.
Do you?

3:50 pm Juneau       6 x 8 inches     oil on Arches Huile paper

Ha - the b&w really shows how close the light values in the sky and the mountains are.
Well, I knew that was the case ... because that is the way it looked as the afternoon light waned.

One more week! Thank you for checking in!

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