Archives for August 2015

My Favorite Thing – Barbara Schilling

About 8 years ago I purchased an inventory program for my Mac. It has been indispensable. The particular app that I bought is no longer available, so I hesitated to bring it up as the best tool I've got for my business, but there are other ... Read More...

Frame Makeover

Refinish those old frames!! As artists we all seem to accumulate those frames that we just don't know what to do with. They may have gotten damaged shipping to a gallery or banged around transporting to a show. Maybe they were "ok" ... Read More...

The Importance of Edges

When I first began painting and I had been told that correct edgework was something that could make or break a painting, I would have had no idea what that meant.  Today after a few years of painting I believe that to be true. As Mr. ... Read More...

Notan Sketch VS. iPhone 6

"Notan" is a Japanese term referring to exploring the harmony between light and dark. Artists use Notan sketches to explore the composition elements of a scene and the relationship of major shapes. A good Notan drawing simplifies a scene ... Read More...

Getting the Most Out of Your Camera

Just about every representational artist knows the benefits of painting from life. The naked eye can see far more than a camera and constantly adjusts for each lighting situation. Our other senses tell us if it’s windy, hot, cold, and ... Read More...