An Angry Fish Head, it’s Sketchy!

         Tom made smoked trout spread for one of our Easter snacks. This fish head, this angry looking fish head I thought would be cool to sketch. I used a carpenters pencil. It right off helps me to be looser in my lines, though it was quite challanging with that eye lookingContinue reading “An Angry Fish Head, it’s Sketchy!”

Lost finding an Old Cemetery 

Nice weather and a simple FB post leads us out to near by Moraine State Park and a hiking adventure! As spring break was coming to an end and a beautiful day appeared, my daughter Taylor and oldest son Colton were ready to get out a while.So after a day in the studio we didContinue reading “Lost finding an Old Cemetery “

Draw a Bird Day&Cheer Someone! April 8,201

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens I was adding to my calendar some events to do with my students. I saw this,an actual drawing theme!  As a person who loves birds and thinking the kids would too we would do something for this day. Little didContinue reading “Draw a Bird Day&Cheer Someone! April 8,201”

Balancing an Artist Life

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.      MarkContinue reading “Balancing an Artist Life”

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Sketching on Location during School Field trip…How you can too.

Part of my life as an artist is my family,my kids,their school. I began driving bus a couple years ago. It allows me to be involved with their activities and just as important,has created a routine to paint and work. BONUS: Opprotunities to work out on location too.  None of my own children were onContinue reading “Sketching on Location during School Field trip…How you can too.”

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