Lesson 4

TOOLS OF THE TRADE When a small child is born it has little motor control over its limbs and head. Over a period of months, the child starts to gain momentum and control in the movements. It usually starts with their hands. First, they will look at the hand and move the fingers slowly. Once … More Lesson 4

Lesson 3

There is looking & There is seeing Artist Jean Honoré Fragonard purposely created this painting as it is. He focused on her facial features and the intensity of the young lady as she was focused on something and pondering, just as her Artist was focusing on her. The Artist Henry David Thoreau said, ”It’s not … More Lesson 3

Lesson 1

Artistic tools seem unending. “The Artists Illustrated Encyclopedia written by Phil Metzger quotes “tools, techniques, material and terms” From abaca fibre to zinc white. (A reference book worth looking into) Today, I would like to focus on the basic tools and techniques that will help you build your skills. We are familiar with pencils and … More Lesson 1

Lesson 2

‘ “Drawing is not a talent but is a skill – with good instruction and a willingness to practice, anyone can learn to draw” Brett Eviston  Yes anyone can learn to draw! This course will help you to develop your skills in understanding how we see and then how to draw it. We will be … More Lesson 2

Happy Anniversary.

There is a little photo that I have wanted to fix for a while. It was precious. So hopefully it looks good on the wall. First, it was imported and opened in photoshop. Once it was scanned, I deleted the surrounding details. Next, I restored the details remaining. Changed the photo to black and white. … More Happy Anniversary.


Sitting down and contemplating whether to create a youtube video was not my life’s ambition nor was it part of my agenda. So why did I do it? Well, perhaps having surgery and being stuck at home for 3 weeks may do it. Adobe has a program available to those who have a subscription to … More YOUTUBE VIDEO’S

Draw. Draw. draw

Some of us just love to doodle and draw. But time, family, and other odds and ends can change all that for a while. Granma Lever was 72 when she started painting again. She loved to paint and did really well. She also bought a keln and did clay figures and things. It helped her … More Draw. Draw. draw