By |March 3rd, 2017|

The principle of true art is not to portray but to evoke.

— Jerzy Kosinski (born on this day in 1933)

How to Start (Arting)

By |March 2nd, 2017|

Art wants you for the long haul. Pace yourself. An athlete is old at thirty-four. Artists are catching their stride at sixty.

There’s a famous anecdote about Anders Zorn. It may be apocryphal. Zorn went to art school eight hours a […]

Finishing Art

By |February 7th, 2017|

Every time a new student asks me how I know when a painting is finished, my answer is, “It is never finished. You just stop working on it in time.”

(Landscape Painting Essentials with Johannes Vloothuis: Lessons in Acrylic, Oil, Pastel […]


By |January 16th, 2017|

“Accentuate the subtlety of your stroke by applying your pencil with a soft pressure, as if you are caressing the drawing surface.”

( The Artist’s Complete Guide to Drawing the Head – William Maughan )

Anthony Ryder’s Quotes about Art

By |January 7th, 2017|

“Each form arcs out and falls back, like the spring of a leaping gazelle.”

“The drawing itself will speak up if a line is too hard or too soft. We all need to learn to listen more attentively to our drawings, […]


By |January 5th, 2017|

Anonymous asked: Omg are you for real?? You not only admit to stealing other people’s hard work, but publicly boast about it? Next thing you publish will be traced and celebrated as well?? What then? Sell the prints?! Seriously this […]