Miscellaneous Thoughts in 2018

This is an exciting time! It seems like more people are spending money again. There are more artists than ever doing really fine work. There are more people studying painting than ever before. There are more competitions, associations, ... Read More...

‘Let’s Work Together’

One of my favorite things is having an artist's group which meets regularly. While most of us spend a lot of time alone creating art, nearly everyone is a social creature too. We naturally benefit from being around others. It’s also a great ... Read More...

The Value Of Value

When teaching, the first thing I like to point out is that PAINTING IS HARD! So after 20 years or so it was interesting to try to break painting down into its essential parts in order to be a better instructor. Of course, there is nothing ... 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...

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...