Archives for June 2015

My Favorite Thing – Thomas Jefferson Kitts

The Ubiquitous All-purpose Palette Knife When I first saw this palette knife in the hands of Richard Schmid a lightbulb went off. Years later, I have found this knife to be the most useful tool ever. I can rapidly mix my colors and paint ... Read More...

WHAT DO YOU DO? “I AM AN ARTIST.”

How far into your artist career did you start answering to the ever-present question, “What do you do?” with a smile and an assertive reply “I AM AN ARTIST”? This is a query I presented to all my mentors at the beginning of my artistic ... Read More...

“The Art Spirit” Book

“The Art Spirit” Book Robert Henri What is in a book? What can be finer than reading a deep, marvelous, enthralling book? This book is so magnificent that do I dare compare its influence on artists as the Bible's influence on believers? ... Read More...

City By The Sea Plein Air Paintout at the 24th National Exhibition

Congratulations 2015 City By The Sea Plein Air Paint Out Award Winners! Thanks to our City By The Sea Plein Air Paint Out judge, OPA Signature member Mark Hanson OPA. Click here to see upcoming shows! First Place John ... Read More...

Cindy Baron Interview

In July of 2013, I asked a group of women artists if they noticed any significant differences in the way male and female artists are accepted within the American art scene. Cindy Baron, one of the women asked to comment, senses there is a ... Read More...