Archives for February 2019

Painting Practice on Family Members; The Gift and Challenge

I’ve noticed several artists adding portrait and figure painting to their skill set lately. We know there are benefits in challenging ourselves by painting the figure from life. Having practiced painting the figure and portrait at our local ... Read More...

Boats Should Look Like They Will Float

When I was learning to paint, living where I do on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, boats of all sorts were a readily available subject. I ended up painting a lot of boats. I have always been drawn to the water and boats were an excuse to ... Read More...

Liberating Principles

"Pumpkin" by Megan A. Lewis I’m not a naturally patient person. I tend to want to skip the hard part and get to the results, but learning to make good paintings is a process that takes time. Beginners are often surprised by how difficult ... Read More...

A Symphony In Greys

I have always been fascinated by the sparkling sensation I sense from viewing the strong greys of granite, especially in sunlight, they contrast so beautifully with the rich dark greys found in the shadow areas. For me, it’s a symphony in ... Read More...