Sketching and Painting Crocuses

Little Purple Jewels Crocuses are the promise that spring is around the corner. Since I am longing for spring, I decided to sketch a few of these purple jewels. This Continue Reading →

Make Valentines with Your Children and Grandchildren

Ink and Wash Valentine Project This is a fun project to tackle for those with no watercolor experience. Your children and grandchildren will love making these valentines.

Using a Grisaille Under-Painting in Watercolor

An Easy Way to Establish Value in Your Paintings or Sketches The word “grisaille” is a French word for “gray.” It was an under-painting technique used by 15th-century artists. The Continue Reading →

Framing Your Art

Helpful Hints When framing your art there are many choices to be made. For oils and acrylics, you will need to choose a suitable frame. Pastels, watercolors, and photos, however, Continue Reading →