the Mona Lisa Lesson
Most people know that the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is probably the most famous painting in the world. But how many people understand why? Do they think it is a...Read more
'Fat Over Lean' - What Does it Mean?
In my discussions with artists over the years I have noticed there is a lot of confusion over what "fat over lean" means and how this rule applies in oil...Read more
Painting Over Old Paintings?
This is a question that has come up countless times over the years in my workshops and presentations. Let me start by saying, if you are concerned about permanence, esp...Read more
THIS IS WHY YOUR OIL PAINTINGS SUCK - vol 1
I have been working on my oil painting collection and I thought I would share a little known method for making your oil paintings better, and more permanent. Modern oil...Read more
The Best Painting Support, Ever!
Untempered Hardboard I often talk about painting supports and how important they are for the stability and permanence of the painting, sort of like the foundation of a house. A...Read more
TOXIC TIPS I use my hands a lot when I am painting, esp with acrylics, and more so when there is a lot of texture in the piece. It is...Read more
Courage and Conviction,...
My mother passed away recently, after a long and fulfilling life. She always lived her life with courage and conviction. This has been a great gift for me. She supported...Read more