On Being Rejected from a Juried Art Show

On Being Rejected from a Juried Art Show

I freely admit that I enter too many juried shows. But i enjoy the contest, and there is the hope (sometimes faint) that my work will be accepted. Last Fall I had been experimenting with encaustics and produced some watercolor/collages that i coated with beeswax. To...
A Theme Revisited

A Theme Revisited

The past 6 weeks have been a challenge with my trying to recover from pneumonia and dealing with a remodel in my downstairs. I have been lazing on the couch watching TV with the sounds of construction in the background.. Believe me, this scenario does not increase...
Aerial Perspective

Aerial Perspective

Why do some parts of this watercolor look farther away than others? The paint lies on a flat piece of paper, but our visual cortex creates depth for us, just like in the real world. Mainly the effect comes from painting “distant” objects hazier, bluer, and...