Angela is Marketing Manager for the Quarto Publishing Group USA. A Chicago gal at heart, she recently relocated to southern California and can usually be found exploring the beaches, feeding her newfound inner artist, and chasing sunsets with her camera. A collector of stories old and new, she's an avid postcard sender, and origami cranes always seem to tag along on her travels. Follow her adventures on Twitter: @angelacorpus
Sketching and painting are two of our favorite things to do at Walter Foster. Lately, I've been dedicating myself to pencil practice: making sure I get some sketching time in each day. The pencil is one of the oldest tools in the artist's toolbox, and never before have artists had such an array of pencil styles and colors and mediums available to us.
Umbrellas offer a unique opportunity to play with light and angles. Experiment with blending blues and greens to capture the nuances of these beachside umbrellas. You could crop the trees out to focus exclusively on the umbrellas or you could leave them in for depth.
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Seascapes and beaches are easily some of the most photographed and painted subjects in art. It's not surprising, though. The seaside offers so many gorgeous vistas, from the lively birds and wildlife to the varied textures of sand, surf, rocks, seashells, and even dried coral.
"A flower blossoms for its own joy." -Oscar Wilde
Happy St Patrick's Day! I hope you're enjoying some green in your life today. With spring on the way, I've had green on the brain leading up to this bright holiday, so today we're talking about Hooker's Green.
Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.
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