The Importance of Play & Learning

Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful day.

I’ve completed this piece and am varnishing it now.

It will be on sale Friday, January 26th at Strings Bar & Grill in Johnston, Rhode Island.


I really enjoyed building color via transparent layers on this work. It was a new technique I learned in a “happy accident” as Bob Ross would say. I tend to have many happy accidents and that is precisely what you get when you practice daily. If you spend time ‘playing’ with your art supplies you can actually learn new techniques.

I’ve started using my sketchbook more and more as I realize this. It always felt like I wasn’t working when “playing” and coloring in my sketchbook. What I have learned is that it is actually CRUCIAL to my art development. As of late, I’ve been using the daily mantra write ~ paint ~ editThese three words keep me on track to move my work forward on a daily basis. I believe PLAY needs to be added to my mantra.

As I stated above, when you play with your art supplies in your sketchbook you may be having fun but it is also crucial to learning new techniques.

I wont be able to fit “playing in my sketchbook” daily but I will certainly add it to my weekly task list.

You should as well.

As always, Keep creating!

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