Yearly Archives: 2013

The Straw that might Break the Artist’s Back

Color Theory is an important class for any artist to study and understand.  I don’t have a problem with being required to learn about Color Theory.  It’s just like being a composer and learning about music theory, it is an

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Posted in Art, Education, Online Study

More Freaking Out about School!

The Fall Semester has begun again at the Academy of Art University, and I am an online only student.  Not that I would not like to be in the pleasant company of fellow artists sharing and doing projects together, but

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Posted in Art, Education, Goals, Inspiration, Online Study

Traveling to Helheim

This painting project is the 5th in a series of experimental practice paintings that I have been doing to prepare me for a project that I would like to do concerning Yggdrassil and the Nine Worlds.  So I have developed

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Posted in Art, Asatru, Heathen, Painting

Idunna’s Apples – A still life project

After completing the chiaroscuro class this past spring semester, I decided that I needed to practice more still life works and keep my skills up while waiting for the next semester to begin in the fall.  I am not really

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The Helm of Awe Painting

This project was a requested painting for a Helm of Awe theme as the main focus of the art.  A Helm of Awe is a very ancient Norse/ Germanic magical symbol for strength, power, security, and other positive influences desired

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Three courses completed and still cheering

I have just finished my third online class with the Academy of Art University, and despite my woes about it being expensive, more difficult than a traditional art class, and missing the close interaction with instructors and students, I am

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To Smudge or Not to Smudge? – That is the Question.

To smudge or not to smudge?  That is the question when working with charcoal.  And if you were expecting some New Age Magic topic…  Well, sorry I am talking about charcoal renderings. Smudging, smearing, rubbing, smoothing, and blending… That’s what

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