Many children are drawn to art right from the start. I can remember both of my daughters being in awe the first time their chubby hands gripped a crayon and made scribbles on a blank sheet of paper. There was wonderment in their eyes when the first bright drops of paint from their paintbrushes dripped onto an empty canvas. Making art can be a joyful, soothing, and adventurous experience for children of all ages.
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.
"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul." -Wyland
In the Studio
Meet talented artist Jennifer McCully—author of Walter Foster's upcoming publication ARTrageous—and get a glimpse into her creative workspace!
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Looking at Jim McConlogue's stunning landscapes and seascapes it is hard to believe him when he says that he started out just like everybody else. "So many people believe that they can't do it. But you aren't given the ability to draw a landscape. Those are things you teach yourself. I try to help them believe that they can do it."
Have you ever been to one of those painting and wine places? I've gone a couple of times because there are few things in life I like more than art and wine. If you've never gone, it's basically a painting lesson. The canvases and supplies are provided, and the entire group works on painting a replica of a single piece of artwork.
"After a thousand watercolors you will find you have fallen in love with paper and paint." Rex Brandt
"There is joy in feeling the bristles of a quality brush, seeing the richness and lush color of truly good pigment flowing onto the paper or canvas. The cheap stuff just makes for harder work and lesser results."-Gene Black
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