Archives for April 2012

Self Improvement

As artists, we need to ask ourselves “What is my goal?” Is art just a pleasant hobby? Or, is the goal is to become the best artists we can be? If so, how? Think of the game of golf. The high handicapper plays round after round… with ... Read More...

Workshops, Classes, and Demos

As I’m sure most of you have noticed is that there has been a tremendous increase in workshops just about anywhere you may live. And, I would venture to say that painting in oil workshops may have started to, or already have, overcome the ... Read More...

Staying Organized As An Artist

Artists have individual ways of keeping records. My way might be of interest to other artists. This is my 70th year as a practicing artist. The first twenty years as a commercial artist began in 1944 in the Frankhoma Glass Factory in my ... Read More...

The Price of Success

We all define success differently but I think there is one common element that tells us that we have achieved something, and at the same time can easily becomes a burden that starts to interfere with our art.  To define it in one word, it ... Read More...

Why I Paint En Plein Air

The thermometer in the car topped out at 104 degrees on the way home. I walked in the door after a frustrating morning out in the field feeling spent and exhausted. I had set the alarm for 4 a.m. so that I could get up and get out to my ... Read More...