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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso at DailyLearners.com

21 Days of Meditation

I joined a group called “21 Day Painting Meditation”. This group is sponsored by author, Whitney Freya. If you click on Whitney’s name a link will take you to her blog. Whitney is the author of The Artist Within. Many of you have probably already read the book or been on Whitney’s website. Whitney is […]






Creating Abstract Watercolors in the Snow

Since living in Central Oregon I have gotten to experience snow. We don’t get much snow where I am from so any accumulation brings out the kid in me. I have had a lot of fun this winter playing in the snow. One day I decided to do a little experiment with snow and watercolor. […]






Another Abstract Painting

At the end of the school year I wanted to do something that was worthwhile and also fun. I decided that I wanted to give my students the chance to just play with putting watercolor on paper. I gave each student a pretty large sheet of watercolor paper. It was about an 18″ by 25″. […]






My Thoughts on Using Creativity Prompts

Purple Orchid Last week I wrote an article about using creativity prompts. If you missed the article you can click here to read it. Yesterday I decided to use the prompts I had written about. The prompts I mentioned were: orchid color – purple texture – rough emotion – childlike principle of design – movement I decided I […]






An Abstract Underpainting

Have you ever messed up a painting putting in a background? I have. I have ruined many paintings putting the background in last after spending hours or days working on the main subject. What do I mean when I say “background”? I  mean the area behind the subject in a still life, a floral, or even […]






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