Sunday, July 8, 2018
I was blessed to take a trip with family to visit the beautiful Columbia River. What an amazing place and history. I got to experiment again with watercolor, a medium I almost never try, but when I do, like this, it always makes me want to do more.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
I'm going to read the book "The Art Spirit" by Robert Henri. I'm guessing this is episode 1 of 6 (or 8?) I'm not the best reader, but I desire to read this book again in anticipation of an artist in residence I'm partaking in at the Robert Henri Museum later this year and I know that doing it live will help me concentrate www.paintwithalex.com
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
I've used the old Jullian French Easel for as long as I've been painting, but I am trying a new (to me) smaller more compact style. This is the Mabef M27. Gonna take it out soon! Right now I'm test driving it in the studio. Photos of it in use and folded up. Super simple and handy rests to put your palette or whatever. Much smaller and lighter than the Jullian too and frees an arm up when walking around.
I just discovered that I can have my blog show up on my website, paintwithalex.com, and I suddenly feel a rejuvenated spirit to get back to posting here, on my blog! That explains this post, and I'm also going to start "flashback reblogs" reposting an oldie but goodie, which explains the previous post :) Finally, here is a drawing of my old friend in his garden for something to look at. Just posting some random visual content to enjoy, which I will do much more often...