Graded Pencils — selecting what’s best for you

Beginners to drawing often are baffled by the numbers on the ends of drawing pencils, 4B, HB, 2H etc. Quickly anyone making a mark with them understands that some are lighter and some are darker. However, due to variations in manufacturing, the numbers do not always represent what shade of gray they might be. Too […]

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Artist are to Blame for the Fall of Culture

Artists are to blame, in a large part, for the fall of culture and the interest in the arts. Fewer people patronize the arts. Even the new rich from Silicon Valley must be courted, or coerced into spending their new-found wealth on art: it’s not a natural thought process for people of wealth or even […]

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Daily Paintings Shifted to Facebook

About two months ago I developed a new website, www.avonwaters.com for my serious art. I have since moved my daily posts to www.facebook.com/artbyavon and urge my blog followers to go to my Art Semantics page and like it. I have over 4,000 followers and will post my daily work there. This blog will become a […]

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Bridge Over the River Eel

              Some rough sketches of a river bridge over the Eel River in Indiana. I keep returning to this subject. It’s lines are interesting and the subject matter is a challenge in small formats. I’m still wondering how this might be expressed in near abstract terms. I imagine my […]

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