South Mountain Crafts Art Blog

Get a glimpse into the art, the studio, the techniques, the successes, and even sometimes the fails.

What does the art really look like?

What does the art really look like?

One of the things that's tough about art is that if you can't experience it in person, you don't get the full effect. Hence, why people go to concerts to truly immerse in the music. Why one goes to an art gallery to not just see the art pieces themselves, but to see...

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Left brain vs right brain of art

Left brain vs right brain of art

For years I've said I'm the perfect Libra with the balance of left brain and right brain. (Although if you pressed me, I would probably say I usually show up more left-brain than right, but still with a mix.) However, I prefer to think that I'm a somewhat balanced...

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Lord Buddha Progress Video

Lord Buddha Progress Video

During the 17 months it took me to finish Lord Buddha, I took a picture at the end of each painting session.  I find it fascinating to put the pictures together to see the morphing from one stage to another.  It looks magical on screen, but the reality is that one...

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But artists don’t plan…

But artists don’t plan…

For many people (including me), there is this mystique around creating art. It just happens, right? I think this concept - "Artists just create from nothing" - is what makes most people think they aren't creative or artistic. If you look at many of the artistic...

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