A Little Easy Texture

Sometimes I just like to rub my hands over a painting to feel the bumps and lumps and grit of the acrylic texture. It makes me happy; it makes the surface mine; it shows my process. The painting above is a small, 12×12″ canvas with lots of texture. I wanted...

Let’s Make it Hot

It’s always a bit of a challenge for me, working with warm colors. I prefer the soothing cooler colors of blue, blue/green with perhaps a touch of color from the warm side of the color wheel. But these hot humid days in the studio have inspired me to try warming...

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...

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...

It’s All About the Process

Process, process, process…if you don't like your painting process then there's no point in painting. Sometimes the process can be quick; other times it's slow. At times, the process can fail you completely. But the minute by minute, day by day...