Archives for April 2019

Just Kids

What makes portraits of kids so delightful? Besides the fact that children are active and endearing, there are differences an artist needs to consider when painting a child’s face.  Proportion is especially important. My early ... Read More...

Painting a Series

 “The Chase” by Lisa David, 16" x 20" Oil on canvas We all have them - our personal favorite painting, the baby, the one painting you were born to paint! Sometimes, we get lucky. The perfect combination of subject, composition, ... Read More...

Vietnam Veteran finds Solace in Oil Painting

John Melillo As Memorial Day approaches, we wanted to take the time to honor all Veterans and celebrate the experience of art that has become a solace and rewarding experience to many Veterans today. Especially oil painting… John ... Read More...

The Art of Flow

“The self expands through acts of self forgetfulness.” – Mihály Csíkszentmihályi What is Flow? Why is it important in the creative arts and how do I find it? Flow can be defined simply as “Optimal Experience” or “as the mental ... Read More...

What’s Important In My Paintings and What Is Secondary?

"The Swirl of Life" By Albert Handell Pastel - 12"x 18" Do you ever find yourself wondering what's important in your painting and what is secondary? I remember when I was younger and not clear about this, (what was of primary ... Read More...