How to Add Layers into Your Writing

Reprinted with permission from thisblogblank.wordpress.com, 12/19/2018. After watching my wife work on a couple of her oil paintings, I’ve  come to realize that producing a work of fiction is very similar to creating a painting. Too many new writers have unrealistically low expectations about how good a first draft can be due to an overabundance…

100 Days of Art – Day 30: The Art of the Selfie

Surprising though it may be, self-portraits weren’t invented with the creation of the first iPhone. Neither did they become popular when the first hairy-knuckled Reality Star staggered out of the jungle to pose for a little self-adoration. Rather, they’ve been around as long as there have been artists. Prior to the Renaissance, selfies were a…

100 Days of Art – Day 19: Edvard Munch

Below is a gallery of some of my favorite Munch paintings. See the link at the bottom to reach a fuller gallery of his work. “Self-Portrait,” 1881 “The Scream,” 1893 “Albert Kollmann,” 1902 “Anxiety,” 1894 “Death of Marat II,” 1907 “Nude,” 1896 “Paris-Nude,” 1896 Click the link below to view a gallery of Edvard Munch’s…