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Kristen Rock

Kristen Rock

Kristen is an artist living in Norfolk, VA.  She is happiest with a cup of coffee in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. A sucker for a sweet sunrise and an unexpected adventure, Kristen's latest inspirations include mermaids, dream catchers, and all things nautical. 

How To Draw & Paint: Pastoral Landscapes

how to paint depth

When I look at a landscape, I love for my eyes to travel around the painting taking in the depth and range that the artist has rendered.

FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: Pastels, Landscapes, Panoramic, Paint, Illustration, Composition, Foliage, how to paint, painting

Just Add Color: Day of the Dead: Part II

Day of the Dead is an annual celebration to honor the spirits of the dead, observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries on November 1 and 2, concurrently with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: Day of the Dead, Coloring Book, Sugar Skull, Art, Illustration, Color, Markers, Colored Pencils

Send Something Beautiful

What is more precious these days than a handmade gift? How many gifts like a handmade card do we keep and treasure as artistic mementos?

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: Paper, Cards, memorable, Keepsake, Paper-cut Cards, Handmade Gifts

A Love Affair with Lettering

"I'm ambidextrous. I can write just as poorly with either hand." Jarod Kintz

FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: Lettering, Word Design, Alphabet, Handwriting, Ink, calligraphy, how to draw

Pastoral Landscapes

Knowing the color wheel can really make a difference in your art work. By using colors that are next to each other on the color wheel you are able to create a mood for your piece. When you use opposite colors (also known as complimentary colors) on the color wheel, you are able to really make things "pop." Also, knowing what colors we can mix to make new colors can be very helpful.

FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: Pastels, Landscapes, Composition, Foliage, Art, Illustration, how to paint, painting


The object of Art is to give life a shape.

William Shakespeare

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