Category: Art

  • Heart Painting Ideas

    Heart Painting Ideas

    Back with another art marketing idea. Heart Painting Ideas is a trending search term on Pinterest. I love the idea of making simple paintings using the heart as subject matter. My internal art critic (and an actual art professor I had back in the 90’s) says, “Hearts? How contrived.” But if Jim Dine can do […]

  • AI Art: In the Style of Georgia O’Keeffe

    AI Art: In the Style of Georgia O’Keeffe

    UPDATE: This has been one of the more popular pages around here so I decided to give it a refresh. A year and a half later I’m still using “in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe” as an AI prompt. I love her style of painting and it really lends itself to what the AI can […]

  • Web Designer Drop Out

    Web Designer Drop Out

    One thing I did last year (that distracted me from making art) was to go back and read my old journals. I’ve been journalling since I was 14 or 15, so there’s a lot to read through. Here’s something I wrote on June 13, 2002: I’ve been thinking that maybe it’s time to eliminate web […]

  • 2023: A Year in Art

    2023: A Year in Art

    This is my yearly art review, assessing what kind of artistic progress I made. Looking back, I realized I only posted on this blog 8 times this year, and I started 8 drafts that I never completed. I made a lot of art, so why didn’t I post more? Maybe an important question is, Why […]

  • If life were enough, we wouldn’t make art.

    If life were enough, we wouldn’t make art.

    There are many reasons that artists make art. This one is my favorite: To create a new world to live in. A mini world, a micro world, a place, a setting, a feeling, a vibe. Because the world in front of us, that which we objectively see, is not enough. The world that we move […]

  • Geometric Abstract Prints

    Geometric Abstract Prints

    This week I’ve been working on geometric abstract prints. I like the versatility of them. Once I settled on a process, it is possible to do any color combination. I started with making color blocks in the Graphic app. Then copy and pasted them to Procreate, and roughed them up with the oil brush. The […]