Elizabeth Pollie interview

For just a few moments, I had the good fortune of meeting Elizabeth Pollie at the Oil Painters of America National Show, held in Dallas earlier this year. She had just won the Dorothy Mellin Driehaus Fellowship Award for her wonderful ... Read More...

Back to Basics: Drawing

To be sound, a painting must be built on a compositional foundation in this order: Drawing Value Color Edges If these get addressed in any other order, problems generally ensue. Recently, the artist Jeremy Lipking was ... Read More...

Three’s A Charm

There is great power in the spoken word. As a lover of words - especially beautiful words - I've always known this. But the older I get, the more I realize what a responsibility we have towards what we say or don't say. Words have power to ... Read More...

WORKSHOP WITH CAROLYN ANDERSON: A PERSONAL DISCOVERY

Carolyn Anderson is a nationally recognized artist. Her work hangs in the collections of many well-known artists as well as private collectors across the globe. Her interpretive style of painting has made her a highly sought after workshop ... Read More...

The Art of Teaching Art

I know I would not be the artist I am today without my teaching experience. Teaching art has enriched my life in many ways. Ironically, teaching is something I thought I’d be really dreadful at. As a teen I was a stubborn introvert. Public ... Read More...

Marketing your art with a Facebook page

A lot of people ask me how I gained tens of thousands of fans on my Facebook art page in such a short period of time. There are many different opinions about how to do this, and I spent time studying different people's approaches, ... Read More...

Melissa Hefferlin, Daud and Timur Akhriev interview–Part 2

I'm pleased to present the second part of this special interview withthe Akhriev (Ak-REE-ev) family: Melissa Hefferlin, husband Daud Akhriev, and son Timur. In Part 1 we learned how Melissa, as a young 20 year old American made her way ... Read More...

Melissa Hefferlin, Daud and Timur Akhriev interview–Part 1

It is said that everybody has a story, and every life is interesting. I totally agree with that, it's just that some people have lives that are more interesting than others, and in the process accomplish great things. That's the way I feel ... Read More...

Painting Vermont

Driving through the environs of Southern Vermont, a place I know so well, I am struck by the colors and the beauty of nature, especially in the Fall. Now that I’ve lived on the West Coast as much as the East Coast I have a perspective of ... Read More...

Interview with Qiang Huang

Describe your path as an artist? When I was in elementary school, I watched my uncle paint. I took art classes in high school. While I worked in engineering, I started painting and taking workshops around 1999. In 2005, I joined the OPA. I ... Read More...