Tweaking Your Composition

Tweaking Your Composition

While painting from a photo of a fairly typical barn, I wanted to make the composition a bit more interesting. But how to do that? Well, there are a few tweaks to the photograph that may help. For one, start by simplifying the scene. As with most farms there was a lot...
Sunday Painters

Sunday Painters

The other day while thinking about what constitutes success in the art world, I noticed an article about a gallery in London called “The Sunday Painter.”  Intrigued, I read more and concluded that this term, which has always been a pejorative, may...
The Time Factor

The Time Factor

I love grey skies and clouds—no surprise since I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Nine months of the year beaches in the state of Washington are misty places, and it is these atmospheric conditions that provide me with much of my inspiration. But how to...