Archives for January 2015

More than Ordinary

In Robert Henri’s classic book “The Art Spirit,” he speaks of “more than ordinary moments of existence." A spontaneous trip to Madrid with my artist friend Jim Aplin led to such a moment. Actually it was a series of moments over a period ... Read More...

The Art of Gradation

One of the more overlooked technical devices in creating a painting with sophisticated interest, is gradation. Although it is easy to think of gradation in terms of color or value, by extending your gradation vocabulary in all aspects of ... Read More...

On Workshops – Can’t get there? Bring ’em here!

So many great artists, so many great places to see them, just not possible? Bring them to you! If you're like me, and most artists I know, you dream of going away to a workshop to immerse yourself for a week (or more) coming back full ... Read More...

My Favorite Photo-Editing Tool: Instagram. Right on your Phone.

There are moments when I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for the iPhone and Instagram to be invented. I so often see things that catch my eye—everyday scenes, sweet little compositions, visually appealing scenes I notice. My ... Read More...