Looking Back: The Importance of my Illustration Career

Finders Keepers Mystery by Hodges Soileau OPA Oil, Book Cover #98 from the Boxcar Children series The times we live in and the problems people are dealing with make me pause. Although I am not a person who regularly reflects on the past, ... Read More...

How Important is it to really Know your subject?

I am often asked the question, “Is it important to really know the subject you are painting inside and out.” First let me say that it certainly does not hurt to know the subject, but artists can paint subjects that interest them without ... Read More...

Dealing with the Distasteful aspects of Self Promotion

The issue of successfully promoting one’s efforts is one that has always given me great pause. I know the importance of not being out of sight for to long….out of sight out of mind. Unfortunately, things move so quickly now that any ... Read More...

Personalities and Temperaments in Art

Do Artists’ Personalities and Temperaments dictate the Styles and Subjects they choose to express themselves?      I usually do not think about things like this question on a daily basis, unless it comes up in a discussion.  I am not a ... Read More...