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Mary Whyte, Painting, New Orleans Jazz

“All at once, amazing and frustrating,” Such was my reflection on the one-of-a-kind workshop put on by American Watercolor Artist Mary Whyte on my 4 hour flight from New Orleans to Seattle. But, I should back up a little. I … Continue reading

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Story of OrionSkye Art: The Studio

As many of you know my dream has been to transition into a life of art, carving and furniture making. This year has seen the completion of the first step of that dream. I have been fortunate enough to set … Continue reading

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ART-Improving by Seeing

One doesn’t have to study art for very long before you learn that there are what masters call the 4 pillars of art, especially if you are learning to paint.  They are: color, shape, value and edges.  All very important. … Continue reading

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Just how sharp is sharp?

Years ago when I started carving I had the hardest time getting my tools sharp enough. Everyone does, but, learning how to sharpen your tools is probably THE single most enabling skill you can, and must, acquire.  You practice and practice until one … Continue reading

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More marine history brought to life-Thanks Paul Allen

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At Sea With Joseph Conrad

My friend Greg, who understands my link to the sea,although, I keep trying to get to sea, sent me this. It is interesting enough I thought I would repost it http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/opinion/sunday/at-sea-with-joseph-conrad.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

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I love Art, you get to learn new words!

Yeah, you get to learn new words like “Atelier.” That is such a cool word, especially when you learn how to pronounce it correctly. Loosely translated it means to learn art in a studio environment under a master artist. But, … Continue reading

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