We all have them – our personal favorite painting, the baby, the one painting you were born to paint! Sometimes, we get lucky. Perfect combination of subject, composition, value structure,… Read more Why produce a series of paintings? →
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!