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  • Not Watercolor

    Not Watercolor

    It seems as though my motivation to paint lately is non existent. Or rather, I have a desire to paint, but I can’t think of what I should paint. You’d think this would be a great time to practice some drills, or experiment with new things I’ve never tried, maybe try abstracts, or *gasp* oils……

  • Stippled Tree: #1

    Stippled Tree: #1

    Today, instead of painting, I sat down and tapped dots on a piece of paper for five hours. I started by wondering if I reduced a cloud to spheres, and then shaded them if it would help me to paint them better. But then I got carried away with the stippling, and five hours later,…

  • Close Enough

    Close Enough

    Today, I got the bathroom close enough to finished to end my self-inflicted hiatus from painting and fishing. Tomorrow, I’m gonna paint something… I have no idea what it will be, but I’m going to paint. Here’s the final: I would go into a big description of what I did, but honestly I’m so sick…

  • The Never-Ending Bathroom Remodel

    The Never-Ending Bathroom Remodel

    I am so sick of working in our bathroom. I’ve been working in there three nights/week and the weekends for the past three or four weeks, I’ve lost count. But, rather than complain, I should be thankful that I’m able to do this work on my own. If I would have hired this out, I’m…

  • Where’d you go?

    I know, the four people who check this thing wasn’t to know why I haven’t posted a painting in a while. Well, a few weeks ago, our bathroom started raining into the basement whenever someone took a shower, so I had to rip it down to the studs. Working full time, and remodeling in the…

  • DIY Kayak Cart

    DIY Kayak Cart

    Some of the places I like to fish are a good bit off the road, so I have to carry my kayak a good ways. I’ve wanted a kayak cart for a while, so today I figured, why not try to make one? I don’t know how well this will hold up in the long…

  • Bargue, The Drawing Course: #1

    Bargue, The Drawing Course: #1

    I took a few days off of art to build this for my kids. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and I hope it will stand up to some abuse (from the weather and from children.) I built it so it could be a play house for them, and we can use it…

  • Reilly Method Infographic

    Reilly Method Infographic

    I have been trying to learn how to draw, and I came across the Reilly Method, which is sort of a middle ground that help go from the Loomis Method to see the Asaro planes. You can Google those terms if they don’t mean anything to you. I really like the Reilly Method, probably because…

  • Drawing Exercises

    Drawing Exercises

    I am a little over halfway through my two week break from watercolor painting. I keep having to force myself to stay away. I decided to use this time to work on my drawing. I haven’t focused on drawing much largely because I get frustrated by how bad I am. I want to draw from…

  • Font Infographic

    I don’t know who designed the font menu in every application ever… but seriously folks. We can do better than that. Every time I need a new font, I try to quickly browse through the entire list of fonts on my PC, and it inevitably ends up taking at least an hour of flipping from…