IS IT FINISHED?
..."A common malady among artists is we sometimes don't know when to quit. Consequently we can ruin a good painting by overworking it or by leaving it too soon. There's...Read more
"It's Not Mine."
How about some more artsy philosophy? I wrote a blog a while ago entitled "Hey, That's Mine!" where I discussed my ideas about copyright and intellectual property, and well, it's not the kind...Read more
HOW TO BE MORE ‘PAINTERLY’
In all of my years of teaching and mentoring artists perhaps one of the most common things painters mention they want to learn or develop is the ability to be more...Read more
EVERYTHING THEY TOLD US IS BACKWARDS
One of the most common questions I am asked about my work is how I am able to create the vibrant luminous color effects in my paintings. I am able...Read more
"Are Your Contemporary Paintings More Temporary Than You Think"
This is the title of the first book I read on conservation and permanence in art. It was written in the 1960's by Louis Pomerantz, a conservationist in Chicago. He was inspired...Read more
'Plein Air' Anyone?
Setting up for a Plein Air painting demo for guests on Whistler mountain. Plein Air painting has become very popular since the Impressionists first ventured out with their umbrellas after finding...Read more
Only the Best!
I am often asked which brands of paint I prefer. The short answer is, I don't care, as long as they are top quality, professional grade. I buy the most...Read more