Start by Tracing

When I teach drawing I always start out by having the students trace something.  Everyone can trace.  It’s a no-brainer.  … More

Back to Basics

In the Fall I teach drawing classes.  My primary class is Sketchbook Journaling, a how-to course in the basic principles … More

Poetic License

I learned a new word recently:  ekphrasis.  It’s a Greek word meaning “description,” which would explain why spell checker has … More

The Quick Draw

Towards the end of our week at Paint the Peninsula in Port Angeles (see previous post), the artists participated in … More

Paint the Peninsula!

Last week I participated in Paint the Peninsula, a plein air painting competition based in Port Angeles, Washington.  A juried … More

Out and About

Summer is such a great time to get out and sketch. I’ve had several short trips in the area plus … More