A Few of My Favorite Things

It's not that I'm unimpressed by raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens. It's just that my favorite things are the things that help me simplify and strengthen my paintings. I have a handy bag that carries a few of my favorite things, ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing – Aimee Erickson

Sketchbooks: When I was little I sometimes drew in my journal. In college we were assigned to keep something called a sketchbook—what an idea!— and I've kept one ever since. All my travels are in them, as well as museum visits, ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing – Susan Hotard

I have many favorite things. I was going to state that Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing From Life, was my favorite thing for it has something to offer to the experienced as well as the novice artist. But this past week I had to wipe ... Read More...

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...

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...

My Favorite Thing – Lori Putnam

Solvent Free Gel by Gamblin Artist Colors is one of my very favorite things. It is odorless, CLEAR, and thick enough to hold a good heavy paint stroke. It loads well on the brush and I love the way the paint feels when I lay it on the ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing – Thomas Jefferson Kitts

The Ubiquitous All-purpose Palette Knife When I first saw this palette knife in the hands of Richard Schmid a lightbulb went off. Years later, I have found this knife to be the most useful tool ever. I can rapidly mix my colors and paint ... Read More...

My Favorite Thing/s – Suzie Baker

My name is Suzie Baker. I am one of your OPA Board members. One of the ways I serve is to organize this blog. I’m kicking off a new, regularly occurring, feature to our blog called, “My Favorite Thing/s.” It will be a short, sweet and ... Read More...