This blog is a continuation of my goals for the year.  My last blog addressed more abstract, "ethereal" goals; this one will be a discussion of what I hope to achieve in a concrete, measurable way.

The first goal is to continue to draw EVERY DAY.  I plan to devote at least a half hour or so to drawing from observation.  This has been a tough commitment for me in the past...pray for me on this one!  I perhaps will begin a visual journal, as well. 

Secondly, I plan to blog once a week, at least.  I know good and well that verbalizing what is visual is a complementary exercise, and practicing each skill inversely reinforces each skill.

I desire to really push the boundaries of the watercolor medium, as well.  It is a relatively new medium to me, and I find it not only fascinating, but downright fun!  I have, with some success, employed watercolor i...


Hello folks!  This is my first ever blog!  This will be a short sweet thought or two to inaugurate my website snippets of verbiage.

I think it should be appropriate for me to start by stating some of my art goals for the year:

First, I want to stay humble and continue to realize that this is a journey that has no final destination.  I want to intensify my learning experiences by continuing to absorb what I can from other artists.  I aim to learn what I can from who I can, continuing to lean on old mentors and heroes such as David Dean, Steve McGinty, Shanna Kunz, Liz Robbins.  I can't say enough about the wealth of information that I have gleaned from Glen Hawkins, and undoubtedly my greatest mentor and best old pard Stephen Stauffer.

I am not only leaning on these old favorites, however, but also seeking the guidance of other giants in the field this...

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