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Derwent Lightfast Colored Pencils

Derwent Lightfast Colored Pencils

Jacob inspecting the arrival of my Derwent Lightfast Colored Pencils."Mandarin Duck" Derwent Lightfast Colored PencilsAfter finally getting my hands on the 72 set of Derwent Lightfast colored pencils I set out on a search for the most colorful critter I could draw.  I...

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2020 Rewind and Happy New Year

2020 Rewind and Happy New Year

The New Year is a gift, a fresh start.  How will  you use it?I think we can all agree that 2020 was not what we expected.  It was a heck of a year to say the least. We found ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, quarantines, lockdowns, and losses.  So many...

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Realism and Colors

Realism and Colors

Do you need to know the exact color in order to make your work more realistic?How many times have you thought to yourself, "if only I had the right color" while working on a piece of art? Many new artists think that having the exact right color in the exact spot will...

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Fugitive Colors

Fugitive Colors

What are fugitive colors?  Does it mean some of my colored pencils are on the run? Today we’ll sort out what fugitive colors are and why artists need to avoid them. [dsm_text_badges main_text="by The Free Dictionary" badges_text="Definition" badges_placement="before"...

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2020 – Life and Art

2020 – Life and Art

Happy New Year!  It's 2020 already and I'm getting back on track.    Last year , life threw a curve ball and the last 6 months of the year very little was completed in my art.  In July everything came to a stand still as we had a family medical emergency.  Things...

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It’s Coming! Are you ready?

It’s Coming! Are you ready?

It's almost October which means Inktober is coming! 31 Days, 31 Drawings Prepare to get  InkyWhat is Inktober? Inktober was founded by Artist Jake Parker, in 2009.  It began as a challenge for himself to improve his skills and has grown into a yearly worldwide artist...

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World Watercolor Month – Let’s Make Art!

World Watercolor Month – Let’s Make Art!

It's July first which means it's the start of World Watercolor Month! Time to get your brushes wet and dust off your palette!World Watercolor Month was founded by Charlie O’Shields, the creator of Doodlewash®, in 2016.  It was his own love of the watercolor medium...

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My Favorite Graphite Pencils

My Favorite Graphite Pencils

Since my first and favorite medium is graphite, I thought I'd start off my new blog with a discussion on my favorite graphite pencils.  Over time I've been able to try out several brands. Originally when I started the journey to doing professional fine art I wanted to...

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New Design and Updates 2019

New Design and Updates 2019

It's April first, but it's no joke today. Today I officially go live with my new website design and store!  I am excited with this new take on the original version of my website and I've worked hard all through the month of March creating it.   Why now?  The reason I...

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Crickets, Critiques, Motivation

Crickets, Critiques, Motivation

Today we’re going to explore three things that influence you as an artist.As artists we need to be a bit “thick skinned.”  The problem with that is most artists are very sensitive people, especially when it comes to our artwork.  When I say “thick skinned,” it’s not...

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