Archives for December 2020

How Do Your Paintings Sound?

Leveraging All of Your Senses to Create More Impactful Paintings The importance of a strong composition is well known to painters. Once a good design is selected, we make choices and adjustments using our toolbox of techniques to create ... Read More...

Reflected Light

Detail from The Last Rose by Elise ZollerOil Edward Hopper once said, “There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper portion of a house”.  I would add – particularly a white house.  Because there is nothing white about ... Read More...

Pondering My Steps

Garden Roses by Lynne Wirthlin16" x 12" Having a vision is not merely living in a fantasy world or wishful thinking, it’s a real thing. It implies having a mental picture of something and seeing it there before it actually is. Having a ... Read More...

Cultivating the Creative Habit

Being creative is hard, being creative every day is a near impossible thing. I can sit in front of my canvas for what seems like hours unable to begin, completely distracted by the little things in life that we all have to deal with. ... Read More...