Monday, March 11, 2013

Sometimes lazy works: I had been committed to using a shadow box so that I would have background and tabletop information in front of me. A couple of months ago I got lazy and didn't set it up. Now that's become my habit. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Experimenting with cast shadows and how they integrate into the whole composition.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Jo Reimer of One a Day has blessed me with the Liebster Award and in the spirit of the award I'm paying it forward. Though I don't usually do blog awards, this one is worthwhile if it helps increase traffic for other blogs and helps you find blogs that are new to you and are worth your time to read and follow. 


This award was designed in the pay it forward fashion. Once you've been nominated, you award it to five blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these blogs.


Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!


I tried to stay within the parameters of the rules but since many people don't include aFollowers area on their blog I didn't pay a great deal of attention to that.

Here are my choices of inspiring art blogs that feature lovely artwork and some step-by-step or how-to's. (alphabetical order, of course. how could one rank such a list?)

Brian Buckrell at
Carol Keene at
Patti Mollica at
David Morris at
Edwardo Vincente at

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Here's one of my favorite paintings. I have onions on my mind (again). I like to start thinking about the next days work the night before. Kinda preparation. How bout you?