Who is your art for?


My art is for me, well OK, and Instagram. Thankfully I have sold quite a few pieces over the years, it has helped pay for paints and pens; well at least a little. Frequently I do art for gifts which is such a pleasure and I do cards and postcards for friends and family. Yet…

Another week of watercolor markers


I have not used a watercolor pallet for three weeks now, just the Faber-Castel makers I bought in Paris. Here are a few sketches and some things I have learned. This is one of the first things I did with the markers. The lesson here is that you can blend and lighten the colors with…

Paris Did Have Some Answers…


Maybe I did find the answers to some questions in Paris… (For the complete context check out my last post.) Let me start with a book recommendation. This is a well researched, easy read about the Impressionist painters and how they finally found acceptance. For an insecure artist like myself, (I hide my “like count”…

We went to Paris looking for… It’s France


“He went to Paris/ looking for answers/ to questions that bothered him so.” (Jimmy Buffett) We went to Paris looking for food and art-supply stores and because we had a ticket we could not cancel. Back in May we decided to take a trip to the US to visit friends, and to attend our friends…

A Fude Pen Week


A few weeks ago I replaced by Duke Confucius Fude Pen with a Duke Ruby. For some reason the Confucius started leaking, and for the life of me I can not figure out why. I clean it all, fill the converter, then the next time I pick the pen up there is ink all over….