Archives for March 2015

Career Building Advice for Any Level

First of all I would like to start out by making it very clear, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being an artist who chooses NOT to turn making art into a “career.” It in no way makes them less of an artist; it only means they are not ... Read More...

Getting the Vision

In many ways, making a good painting is like walking a tightrope. The particular tightrope I’m thinking of is the one with the Abyss of Unbridled Creativity on one side and the Chasm of Static Rendering on the other. If we ignore the ... Read More...

Bittersweet

You know, life is just that way. I guess the title for this post could be many common expressions: the glass is half full, two sides to the coin, etc. Trite but true. It's about perspective. Choices. Focus. Discipline. As artists, we ... Read More...

The Best Therapy

If your life is at all like mine then you sometimes feel like a juggler. Working on marketing efforts, following through on commitments to gallery and portrait clients, preparing to travel, being away, and getting home and back into the ... Read More...

Painting from Memory

You’re driving down the highway, perhaps through the hills of west Texas (where I live) and the sun is just beginning to take its bow for the day. Imagine the scene. Just over the next hill you see the most gorgeous group of trees with the ... Read More...