Contemplating on Gradation

Through the years I have been trying to follow my own counsel to fellow artists -- basically, “Paint when you can’t paint!” Here’s an excerpt from a handbook I wrote for my students back in 1997, when my youngest of three was eleven years ... Read More...

My Favorite Things

Greetings Painters! Here are two of my favorite things sitting in my studio today: Tube Wringer My first favorite thing is my Tube Wringer, from Gill Mechanical Company (Eugene, Oregon, USA). I bought it on a whim during an art store ... Read More...

“Are We There Yet?!”

I recently came across a familiar post saying “When I look at all this beautiful art, I just feel like throwing away my brushes!” I have heard this despair in workshops and on countless occasions from fellow accomplished artists. I would ... Read More...