Relationships - a short blog, with lots of pictures
The featured image at the top is from the 2007 Adele Campbell gallery event 'Painting on the Peak'. From left to right: Cameron Bird, Nancy O'toole, Mike Svob, myself, and...Read more
It’s Not About the Art: Tips for long term success
I remember being confused when galleries first started to ask me if I knew any good artists. I didn’t understand why they were interested in my suggestions since I knew...Read more
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