It's been a long year, but then again; what year isn't? This year, for me, was filled with doctor's appointments, food, data - and more data - and, as always, art. I'd like to send off this year, 2022 - sharing a piece I finally completed while attending the Academic Approaches and Experimentation with Oil Paint continuing education course at the Milwaukee Institute of Art … [Read more...] about Academic Approaches and Experimentation with Oil Paint 2022
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It's been a while since I've had a challenging lesson, one which brings me to realize my weaknesses. What's learned from accepting a challenge; regardless of outcome is what our own behaviors are as we are faced with a task or goal that does not come easily to us. I'll start with taking note, that I hadn't realized that this was going to be a challenge, let alone a lesson. … [Read more...] about Challenging Lesson
Winter has had me cozied up at home and I'm ready to welcome spring. Now that the weather is warming up a little - it's nice to get out and about around the Milwaukee Historic Third Ward. This Saturday was rather blissful and reminded me much of what's to come, such as the Milwaukee Black Theater Festival. While we wait, though, SkyLight theater is not going to … [Read more...] about Welcome Spring
I want to return to pencil. My most recent endeavors have been in oil. It's not where I started. My favorite medium is pencil. I have never had much luck with static color. When I say static color, I refer to color that is not fluid - like paint; but rather still such as colored pencils and markers. I abandoned the thought of using pen and/or markers a long time ago. The … [Read more...] about Return to Pencil
I mentioned wine tastings previously. It was about six years ago that I had a hot date with a bottle of wine. In honor of that anniversary; I thought it would be a little fun to do a wine review on a dollar friendly bottle of wine, Encostas Do Peso Under $10 Selection Tradition would have me check out Walgreens or my local grocery. My current situation has one rule: … [Read more...] about Wine Review: Encostas Do Peso