Artist Diary

Blog about my experiences and exploration in art and art making

  • Bonsai Drawing Series – Wisteria in Pastel
    This instruction video shows you how I approach bonsai drawing in pastel. I start off with a sketch on black Canson pastel paper. I like using black because it act […]
  • Value Structure – Separating Light from Dark
    Separating Light from Dark in a charcoal drawing
  • Bonsai Drawing Series – Perspective
    Perspective is the way we seeing things from our point of view.  This video discusses in detail how perspective, specifically ‘Linear Perspective’, influence our Bonsai Drawing and our Bonsai development. […]
  • Printing an Etching – the Intaglio Process
    This video is a detail instructional video on how to print from an etched plate.  The process is called “Intaglio” which is a process where the image is produced from […]
  • Bonsai Drawing Series – Perception
    Perception is a subject studied by Philosophers and Artist throughout the ages.  Maurice Merleau-Ponty in his book ‘Phenomenology of Perception’ writes how Perception is the background of experience.  Artist looks […]


A collection of critiques through out out the years of my art groups work.

  • Art Critique January 2015
    It’s been a few months since I wrote a blog about our critiques, so in good old fashion New Year resolution making, I rededicated myself to this effort.  We are […]
  • Art Critique May 2014
    May’s critique welcomed two new members and of course they contributed wonderfully with the group.  Much of what we presented and talked about was our community with the world around […]
  • Art Critique March 2014
    This month we had a very eclectic group of art which often provoke the greatest amount of discussion, especial focused on art making and processes.  All participates seem to draw […]
  • Art Critique Feburary 2014
    We had six attendees this month that included a wide variety of media and styles. Ron presented three beachscapes (about a quarter sheet size), based on some plein-air painting on […]
  • Art Critique January 2014
    This month critique focused on volume, mood and the painted picture dialog.  It was a great way to start the New Year out and a way to keep the creative […]

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