Each morning the cricket joined me as I drank my first cup of coffee with pen in hand. Throughout the day it sang to me as I painted. After a terrible storm that flooded the basement, its song was silenced and my encouraging little friend had passed on to its next life. It’s only fitting that I present its portrait on the first entry of this new blog. The goal of the blog is to encourage others to keep at the task of practicing daily to improve skills and to explore new tools and techniques. The rewards of a daily practice are beyond measure.
I will do my best to post three times a week. Once a week I plan to present a daily exercise that will help to hone your skills and bring even more joy to your experience of creating art.
Thank you for joining me on this journey.
Cricket: drawn first with pen and ink, followed by watercolor.