Archives for September 2015

My Favorite Thing – Ann Kraft Walker

A pointed Q-Tip. A tip ( pun intended ) I learned from Casey Baugh. They are great to clean up an edge or shape when the brush gets out of control or for accidental blobs. I like the kind that is rounded on one end and pointed on the other. ... Read More...

Stuff I Wish Someone Had Told Me

You probably already know the following things, which I have slowly picked up over the years, but just in case you missed some, here they are. When painting, your results will reflect the opposite of the lighting conditions in which you ... Read More...

Notes: Painting Subjects in Motion

The success of American Pharaoh in this year’s Triple Crown recalled some lessons I learned years ago from the artists found around the paddocks at Churchill Downs, Saratoga, and Keeneland. Lessons that proved useful to me later in a wider ... Read More...

Mounting Finished Paintings on Paper (or Canvas) to Board

Lately, I've been experimenting with painting in oil on paper and unstretched canvas. These paintings are easier to travel with than panels or stretched canvas - you just stack them up like pancakes and interleave them with wax paper. But ... Read More...