30 days/30 paintings

Seriously, I’m not sure what I was thinking, but I signed up for Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings in 30 days. I’ll get into the study early every morning during September and paint a small image to upload. And I’ll upload a week’s worth of...

Paint and Charcoal

Played in the studio yesterday to create this acrylic and charcoal landscape painting. I used charcoal, matte medium, white and black paint. Starting with a 12 x 12 canvas, I applied some gel medium with a palette knife to create texture. After the medium dried, I...

Lovin’ The Paste

I love Golden’s light molding paste. I wipe it on, spread it on with a palette knife or used credit card, brush it on…no matter, the goal is texture. And I want a fine, subtle texture that allows layers of chunky color to show through on the finished artwork....

It’s All About the Scale

Some days you can be bang on; other days you miss the mark completely. This is a 20″ x 16″ oil. Below is how I started. I painted a background then started applying poppy shapes with no indication of scale or even composition. I wasn’t happy. So I...