My Favorite Things – applicators!

Raindrops on roses and whispers on kittens might be some of your favorite things. But some of my favorites are applicators! You know – those tools you use to apply paint to a surface. I’d call them brushes, but I only use a few brushes, the rest are, well,...

A Painting Facelift

  Funny how paintings can change over time. One gets completed; you live with it for a while and seem to enjoy what you created. Then, some time down the road, you realize a few nips, tucks and tweaks can make a stronger image. The painting above is the current...

Watercolor Sketches

My morning start. If I work small, if I work quickly and loosely, I can stir up whatever creative genes I possess to pump up the excitement, pump up the skill set for a day of painting. This is my current sketchbook. It’s filled with watermedia sketches created...

A Quick Look at Painting with a Knife

http://youtu.be/QIc6RhiVoqE Look quickly. This video will take you through a painting from start to finish in three minutes. I only wish I could paint that fast! I wanted to show you how I paint several of my images using a palette knife and shop towel, and I wanted...

Inspiration from an Image Transfer

"At Dusk", acrylic and image transfer on a 12" x 6" cradle board. Somewhere beneath the layers of paint is a photograph of my backyard. And what started as an image transfer became something else. I wanted to create a soft spring look so I covered...