Every artist has them: their favorite brushes. Over time, your favorites end up like Woody in Toy Story – tossed in the back row or put in some old… Read more Favorite Brushes →
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. →
“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. →
Remember having a favorite everything as a kid? Favorite TV show, favorite cereal, favorite game, and the quintessential favorite color. As an adult, it may seem silly to have a… Read more Do you pick favorites? →
Being good at painting shouldn’t be your goal, focus on being better!
Plein air painting means being prepared for just about anything. How one bad day of painting can yield growth.