I have a new website with the emphasis on Watercolor coaching. Needless to say the site is having some issues. I am not able to read peoples comments and respond so if you have contacted me I am unaware of it.
I have someone working on this but they seem baffled .
So for now we will carry on and hopefully have some resolution at some future time.
If you have not joined my Youtube channel please consider doing so. Today the video is a review of the Landscape Artist of the Year 2022. It is my artist take on the participants and the judging. You can watch this series on Youtube on the Landscape Artist of the year channel but finding the episodes in sequence is a challenge.
What I have learned so far:
So many ups and downs when you pivot and change direction. Going with the flow does not come naturally to me.
There is a trend on TikTok where professionals share the five things they would never do. I can not tell you how many times doctors, neurosurgeons and nurses mention motorcycles. My list is my five things and I wonder what yours are. We can make a part two from your suggestions. What would you never do as an artist?
I have been taking life too seriously for too long. I want to play before it is too late and that is what this video is about. How is your painting progressing? What kind of images excite or interest you? Hint, there are no wrong answers.
If you can draw two circle you can paint this picture. Perhaps your beachball will be a different color or have stripes or polka-dots. Remember to have fun and make the shadow darker than any other shape in the picture.
The month of peony plants blooming is here and in my garden the dancing girl is dancing on the blossoms.
This month I have been working on changing my website . A total overall has been done. You can check it out at jomackenzie.com
Today Callie the collie was peeking out the door inviting the peonies on either side of her to get with the program and bloom already.
I finished the headboard project by bringing the gray square down to the floor . The next project is going to be replacing all the boob lights in my house. Once you see it you can not "unsee" it.
I painted the peony today with as few brushstrokes as possible. That was always my goal when I began this Peony Quest in 2013. I have come a long way since painting each petal.
I wanted to buy a new bed with a square gray headboard but decided to try to paint one instead. I think it looks pretty good. What do you think? Should I bring the gray square down to the floor? I also decided to increase the length and width of a painting by painting a gray square behind it. I also included the first thing I see when I wake up every morning. My gallery of 8x8 inch oil paintings all my friends are represented. I have another one of these downstairs. They are hung with command strips so they can be changed or rearranged at any time. I do love home projects that cost very little.
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I have spent a few months changing direction in many ways. Starting with my website which now focuses on teaching and consultations. Think of me as the "coach " or "doctor" who can keep things going in the right direction and grow your art goals. Please go to jomackenzie.com and check out the new options some of them at no cost to you!
Color spots of value and triads . I wanted to show why these colors and values matter so much . To find out more watch this video below and please subscribe to my channel and my newsletter and blog. New things are in the works!
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