Is it art?

An interesting exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California invites the museum goer to think about the definition of art.  A couple definitions and some information is provided, but the participant ultimately must decide.  Using “yes” or “no ticket stubs participants can vote on three objects and determine if they are or are not works … More Is it art?

Visual Journal Basics – Black Ink/White Paper

Inspired by Danny Gregory’s video The Art of Breakfast…I got his book Creative License and started drawing in my sketchbook daily with just black ink on plain white (cheep paper so it’s not too precious to make mistakes on). Observing closely. Recording what I see (not what I think I see). Not going for perfection. … More Visual Journal Basics – Black Ink/White Paper

Cool Beach Collage

As a follow-up to the warm landscape collage, I decided to try for a cool beach scene. A few weeks ago I went on the Coastal Trail hike in San Francisco from Land’s End to Mile Rocks Beach.  As I turned the corner I saw that some previous beach walkers had created some cool rock … More Cool Beach Collage

Everyday Objects

Last month I joined the Sketchbook Challenge, an online group that shares sketchbook pictures based on a monthly theme.  I thought the challenge would be a great way to get ideas and inspiration and try new techniques.  Also, since I tend to sketch just occasionally, the challenge seemed the perfect way to make sketching more … More Everyday Objects