I always start a new quarter by explaining to my students how important it is that we develop a practice of simplification and analysis before beginning a drawing or painting. I have them do an exercise to find large simple shapes based on value within a reference image. This helps tremendously!Read More
I realized that I have exactly 30 days before the Art Sale at Drawing Jam - the Gage Academy of Art annual all-day drawing extravaganza!Read More
Be inspired by the cool air, changing light and shift in colors of the fall season!
Pastel is a wonderfully expressive medium - perfect for creating vibrant paintings of fall color! Practice handling soft pastel while working with composition, hue, value, chroma, light and form.
There are three things I focus on in my work and what I wish to pass along to my students:Read More
I just finished this one up today. It had been sitting in the studio for a while now, waitingRead More
Seriously, as the year wrapped up, I found myself stunned that it had gone by soooo fast! In fact,Read More
I've thought a lot about what I do and why – over and over I've heard myself think "The thing I care most about is ART". This always struck me as odd – why ART? Why not something more important like family, world peace, etc. you know what I meanRead More
Nature Photography by Jan Viney at the Lynnwood Library Gallery In her exhibition statement, Jan Viney explains that she connects with the natural world through her camera, attemptingRead More
Painting shows me my stubbornness, my insecurity, my indecision. It also shows me my courage when I persist anyway!Read More
Painting shows me how I "close my eyes and jump" at things.Read More
Painting is a dance - sometimes a struggle - between specificity and ambiguity.Read More
The chief reason for practicing art is to engage in a dialog with my being.