Saturday, September 27, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
One great American painter, Edgar Payne, is known to have lamented that our paints are 400 times less intense than nature.
If you don't like your painting then add more color!
Friday, September 5, 2014
Students come to my classes and have chosen one medium or another for all kinds of reasons- toxicity, ease of painting, ease of clean-up, beauty of the finished painting and more.
I believe painting is painting and the different qualities of each medium are not so different.
Setting a goal is a powerful incentive. Try setting a goal!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
There is a bird nest and bluebird bring food to the nest and I am in the middle of the action, on a sunny day birdwatching.
If birdwatching lets my granddaughter paint the story, isn't it all important: painting, kids and birds!
If you paint you will inspire others.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Are you having trouble seeing this bird? I did when I was ten feet away from the actual nest and bird. I painted what I saw and let the image be.
Paintings are about so much more than one person can imagine and wasting time figuring out if it is a good painting totally misses the point. Keep paintings to tell you more each time you see it.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
All painters whether experienced or beginner have a vision and an idea of what they will paint-matching that vision is very hard. And in the mean time look at what you already have-a fresh exciting painting. Stop and smell the roses on the path to paint just your vision.