There’s a lot of debate in the art community about painting from a photo. I was at a figure drawing class recently and the topic came up. There were several plein… Read more If you have to paint from a photo… →
We all have them. Bad days, bad weekends. Lemons. This past weekend was definitely subpar, a lemon. There was no one thing that happened; nothing disastrous. Just a typical weekend,… Read more When life gives you lemons, paint them. →
I was in the grocery store over the weekend and wandered into the flower section. Maybe I’m just longing for spring, but the grocery store flowers all seemed to say,… Read more If artists were flowers… →
“Put your name on your paper”. It’s literally the first thing you are taught. Even as a high school teacher, I repeatedly say “no name, no fame”. But I’m the… Read more Signing Artwork →
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who believe in color charts, and those who roll their eyes like it’s a colossal waste of time and paint.… Read more Two kinds of people. →
I’m a relatively new plein air painter (about eight months). Typically, I paint in the studio in the cozy comfort of my home or cabin. Coffee is a mere 5… Read more The most important five minutes of plein air painting →
When is the last time you had an honest critique with real people looking at your actual work? It’s been a while for me. My biggest critic is my husband.… Read more An honest critique →
Am I the only one who can’t stop buying art supplies or are you an art supply junkie?