Deliberate Practice

The Color Project Paintings

“Color should be a sensuous experience.” Charles Sovek Color is an element that speaks directly to our emotions. We can feel the warmth of sunny yellows and oranges, the cool breeziness of blues and violets, the excitement generated by bright colors, the peacefulness of soft, muted, analogous harmonies, and the moodiness of darks and neutralized greys. However, my interest in […]

How to Break Out of a Creative Rut

How to Break Out of a Creative Rut

A comment from a reader on my last post inspired me to think about some of the strategies I use for breaking out of a painting rut. When fear and inertia start creeping in, I seek stillness and solitude, and in my journal I write down ideas and thoughts for where I might take my painting practice next. Here are some of […]

Fall Musings and Discovering Continuity

Fall Musings and Discovering Continuity

“I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.”  Robert Browning “Go to your studio and make stuff.”  Fred Babb I love this time of year! Autumn, the season that Irish poet William Allingham called “the mellow time,” when everything slows down and we transition from summer […]

The Color Project

The Color Project

I’m excited to announce that I have an article in the current (April) issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine! In the article, I documented my Color Project, the project I’ve been working on for a few years now. I created the project with the goal of taking my passion for color to the next level and […]