• Art,  Creative Curiosity,  Humor,  Process

    Underpainting in Art & Writing, 2023

    Fact: Underpainting Adds Depth Is underpainting part of your art process? While many contemporary artists use this technique, underpainting was the ‘standard’ among the masters. Underpainting is defined as the first coat of paint, especially the initial painting on a canvas. The major areas, tones, colors, and forms are indicated in mass.…

  • Learning,  Life,  Process

    Purging is Necessary for Clarity

    clutter in a windowsill seen through a glass window

    Some say purging is necessary for clarity. Do you agree?   We’re not talking about food here, friend. This is about ‘stuff’ that creeps in, fills your spaces, and zaps your creative energy. Some say purging for clarity is necessary. Do you agree? Do you purge? Or… do you let things…