In my last post I talked about how I’m starting a new daily painting project and that I’d give you a little heads up on where I’ll be painting for this one.
Today I want to share a little bit of my painting journey with you. I’ve been a professional visual artist earning my living from my work most of my adult life. But back in the winter and spring of 2011-2012 I felt like I’d gotten into a painting rut so I started making a small painting every day, my first (but definitely not my last) daily painting project.
What do you paint on is just as important as what you paint with.
Just like with paint, you really do get what you pay for.
How do you want to feel about your creative work in 2017?
Do you ever struggle with setting goals for your creative work?
And no, it’s not too early to…
So often people are fussing over whether they have the latest painting gadget – like THE perfect pochade box. Newsflash: there is no such thing.
Come explore the POWER OF COMPOSITION.
I’ve been talking about composition in my Facebook group, Art + Work + Living, and did this live Q&A on it just a little over a week ago. Composition and design are some of the most powerful tools that artists have to make compelling paintings. Even in front of...
Painting is about so much more than just which colors to make green, or how to hold a paint brush. It’s just as much about learning to see.
Here are 3 tips you can put to work right now to develop your ability to see like a keen observer.
How to fall in love with where you are, no matter where that is. We all get frustrated with where we are at times, whether that’s frustration with physical place or with a situation. That’s exactly the spot I found myself in a few years back. In my case, I badly...
The color green used to really intimidate me as a painter. It seemed to overwhelm everything else on the palette. The most common greens included in kits and color lists - Thalo Green, Emerald Green or Viridian - made no sense to me in their oversaturated intensity....