The Fog Will Lift…

The Fog Will Lift…

The fog will lift eventually I have to believe. By week’s end I started to trust that this pandemic will reveal many unforseen perspectives. In the meantime, I took a much needed solo ride in nature. It was needed after a week of less art making due to the...
Paintbrush Tips and Tricks:

Paintbrush Tips and Tricks:

Here are a some paintbrush tips and tricks based on three commonly used paintbrushes in my art studio. Whether I am painting a cityscape, a snowscape or a portrait I use the following brush style and no.: Painting Brushes: Filberts no. 2, 8, and no. 2 Liner brush...
Buildings in Winter’s Inspiration.

Buildings in Winter’s Inspiration.

Buildings in Winter’s inspiration is based on growing up in the brisk winters of Buffalo, NY. We received snow and wind gust so strong off of Lake Erie, that it would cause the snow to stick to the side of structures. To receive info about upcoming artwork...
Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Necessity is the mother of invention for this full time artist and art instructor. When I could not find specific types of handouts needed to teach my art students, I wrote and created worksheets that have become great tools for myself and other art teachers across...
“The Dog Days of Summer”

“The Dog Days of Summer”

The Dog Days of Summer are here, and it is also the theme for this month’s Plano Art Wine Walk (click for event info). Come check out my playful perspectives, and other local artist’s works at this July 11th event from 5:15pm-9pm. I will be featuring my...
How to Increase Productivity: Play

How to Increase Productivity: Play

How to Increase productivity?.. Play! Here is part two of my three part installment on how to increase production in your art studio. Are you not feeling as creative these days?. Try increasing productivity with play. Play in a different medium, play with an unlikely...
How to Increase Productivity: Journal

How to Increase Productivity: Journal

When you start to feel life is too crazy to create, here is how to increase your productivity when dealing with so many daily distractions: My three essential tips are daily journaling, establish accountability and go play to remove the fog. “Snow Fog” by Sandra Mucha...
How to Title Your Artwork

How to Title Your Artwork

I am often asked how to title your artwork. I respond, “A title ideally is a bridge between the artist and the viewer. How did it make you feel, or what memory drove you to create it? Sometimes it is as simple as labeling it with the main color, place, or its...