Hey everyone! So last week I talked about my crazy face-vase drawing and said that Kathleen was working on a neat painting. Well, she’s finished with it. What’s significant about it is the fact that she didn’t us any referance photos, sketch out her painting, or underpainted before she started. She did it straight from… Continue reading Painting Tennis
Hey everyone! Ahh, Autumn, where the leaves are falling from the trees, Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes are the general population’s craze, and the weather is a balmy 82 degrees (Fahrenheit). Seriously. I alway’s look forward to Autumn because it’s like, “Yay! After sweating buckets and not being able to leave the air-conditioned house for a… Continue reading Happy October!
Hey everyone! So school’s been in full swing for about a month and I’ve been enjoying a new Fine Arts class. Usually a lot of it is just art history, but ocassionally there are drawing projects. Today, our project was called the Vase-Face Exercise. The Vase-Face Exercise is something that helps the left and right… Continue reading The Brain-Boggling Vase-Face
Hey everyone! Time for some good old fashioned book talk. In honor of the recently passed total solar eclipse, I decided to dig out a book series with the coolest moon-dwelling characters I’ve seen: The Lunar Chronicles. The Lunar Chronicles came out in 2012 with American author Marrisa Meyer’s Cinder. Cinder is based roughly on… Continue reading The Lunar Chronicles
Hey everyone! A few weeks, Elizabeth and I were in Indiana and visited the Indianapolis Zoo. At the zoo, there is an amazing orangutan exhibit. That entire building (and the wires) are soley for the orangatans. Photo coutesy of the Indianapolis Zoo. It housed at least six orangutans at one time (including one male and… Continue reading Painting Orangatans
Hey everyone! Today is a very special day. It’s the first time in 40+ years that the moon has fully eclipsed the sun and the shadow fell over the United States! Image provied by NCEI. We’re in Ohio, so we don’t have compete coverage, but we have about 90%. Ten percent of sunlight is still… Continue reading Total Solar Eclipse!
Hey, everyone! This is a non-scheduled post, but I have something huge to share with you. I love to write and after several years of hard work, I’ve finally published my novella, The Forbidden Territory. Here’s the description: Sixteen-year-old Skyler Frost is training to become a soldier in the Northland Army. She grew up hated… Continue reading Now Avalible: The Forbidden Territory
Hello everyone! It has come to my attention that we have not had a Care of Magical Creatures class in quite some time, our last one being about the Golden Snidget (parts one and two). Well, I say that we stop that trend with the European native creature, the hippogriff. Now, Mr. Newt Scamander, author… Continue reading The Hippogriff
Hey everyone! Last weekend, Kathleen and I were visiting family in Colorado and took some time to visit the Denver Art Museum. We spent most of our time in the European Impressionism art section and we thought we would share it with you! The European Impressionism art section was undergoing some changes while we visited,… Continue reading Visiting the Denver Art Museum
Hey everyone! While Elizabeth was painting her wolf, I was working on painting a heron! A great blue heron to be precise. I got the idea from a great blue heron that lives in a pond by my house. First I started with the outline of the heron and the first layer of the background.… Continue reading Painting Herons