Archives for February 2015

Dispelling Negativity

“That’s not real art.” “When are you going to change your style?” “You have a ways to go…” “I’m not impressed with your understanding of art.” Have you ever been told these things before? I have. And like most artists, I am ... Read More...

Painting Plein Air Safely

Beyond packing plenty to drink, a midday snack and lots of sunscreen, painting en plein air can go from a beautiful day with Mother Nature to a fight for your life if certain precautions aren't taken before throwing on the back pack and ... Read More...

The Benefits of Painting from Life and from Photos

When I began to think about the topic of working from photos or working from life, I thought back to when I first began painting. At that time I was focused on recording all the details I could. I had very little thought of how my paintings ... Read More...

Elements of Style

A question that invariably is asked by students or observers during a workshop or demo is “How do I develop a style?” A comment I often hear from fellow artists at shows, galleries and museums is “I would recognize his/her style anywhere.” ... Read More...