Capturing the beauty of Nebraska's Wildlife as seen through my eyes.

“There is no must in art because art is free.” – Wassily Kandinsky
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – Pablo Picasso
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams
“Creativity takes courage” – Henri Matisse
“To draw you must close your eyes and sing.” – Pablo Picasso
“Every artist was first an amateur” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“Talent is a pursued interest. In other words, anything you are willing to practice, you can do.” – Bob Ross.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso
“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” – Pablo Picasso
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas
“The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.” – George Sand
“Art is the triumph over chaos.” – John Cheever
“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” – James Whistler
“A picture is a poem without words” – Horace
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso
“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.” – Albert Einstein
“I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat
“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” – Leo Tolstoy
“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents” – Bob Ross
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.” – Theodore Dreiser

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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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