For the there are 5 easy things to think about to help make your paintings better. It takes some analysis on your part to look at your work and determine what is good and what is lacking. Often it’s a matter of doing the opposite.Read More
I’ve had lots of requests lately for some watercolor painting demonstrations, so here is the first. This one is really fast and really loose so get your painting gear together and paint with me. Pause the video as many times as you need to so you can follow along.Read More
Thanks to all of you on my email list that receive these posts every week. It’s a labor of love to make them, and I appreciate your support in watching them, making comments and asking questions. I want to thank you for your support also, because without you, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.
As a thank you for your support, I am giving everyone who is currently on my email list, as well as others who join the list, a 50% discount on all paintings sold from the website (over $300)Read More
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If you’re a watercolor painter, are you still matting and framing your watercolor paintings? Are you paying your framer more than your paintings are worth? Are you tired of looking through glass reflections to see your paintings? Are your paintings using presentation techniques that are so 20th century?Read More
We are all given special gifts to share with the world. Artists are given a very special gift because they make things with their hands from nothing. Before there was nothing, and a few hours later, there is something. That’s very powerful, and takes lots of skill and experience. Artists love us enough to share their gifts with us. Made and given from the hands of one to be enjoyed by another.Read More
began my painting life as a watercolor painter nearly 30 years ago. Most of my work today is acrylic on canvas, but I still paint with watercolor and enjoy doing so. Over many years of painting with watercolor, I have used all the major brands of professional grade watercolor paint, and without question the best I have used is QoR Watercolor (pronounced “Core”).Read More
If you’re an artist of any kind, I’m sure you have read many books on how to sell what you make - I know I have. Three of the books I read stood out as the best of them all and I want to share those with you.Read More
I have been asked many times to do a video on brush care, so here we go. We usually think that brush care begins after a painting is complete and as brushes are about to be cleaned and stored. I believe brush care begins before we begin painting, as we are setting up to paint.
For me, having a clean brush for each color is the best way to prevent my paintings from getting muddy. To have a clean brush means that proper cleaning during the painting process is critical. Lots of folks fill a large water bucket all the way to the top….Read More
In Part 6, I analyze the painting. Once I know what I need to do to complete it, I get to work making final adjustments to the composition by modifying colors, values and shapes. You can view Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.Read More