Helping Children Bridge the Fact/Value Split This painting is part of the beautiful collection of Dutch golden-age paintings at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Not only is it lovely, it’s allegorical. Allegorical paintings are my favorite pieces in any museum. They do something daring! They bridge the chasm […]
I’ve been drawing peaches lately and pondering universals. Long ago, the Greek philosopher, Plato, set forth his idea of the ‘forms’. He hypothesized each thing in our physical world had an abstract essence or quiddity (the what-ness of a thing). Using the triangle, he said that the essence of triangularity […]
Here’s a FREE coloring page, inspired by the Crusader Bible of King Louis IX. You can learn more about the 13th century French picture bible here. Merry Christmas! Joyeaux Noel!
The Crusader Bible, currently on view at the Blanton Museum of Art, features 13th century French gothic manuscripts, as well as armor and manuscript making materials. The exhibit runs til April 3rd, 2016. I had the chance to spend some time at the exhibit this week and have been absolutely […]
The 6th Annual Candy Corn Queen is here! This year’s Candy Corn Queen is based on Star Wars’ character, Amidala, Queen of Naboo. I used ZIG Millenium pens and Coptic markers to create this drawing. Hope you’re having a blessed autumn season. Thanks for stopping by to look at my […]
I post a lot of drawings on Facebook. No planning, erasing, correcting, or changing. Just sketch+post. You can, too. Forget what anyone else thinks. Who cares? I used to get discouraged and think you had to go to art school to be an artist. But you don’t. Drawing doesn’t even […]
There’s an Icon exhibit coming up at a nearby church I’ve been visiting. I decided to turn this drawing into a stamp. And then, just as I was about to start, I remembered how easily the last stamp split and cracked after a few uses. So I decided to carve […]
This year’s Candy Corn Queen is Celtic~ As always, I started with some sketching to work out the composition. I decided to stylize the drawing (see below). I used ZIG pens and Copic markers to color the copy I made onto aged parchment. This year’s Queen, while a warrior, also […]