Painting Techniques Video

A short demo video using acrylics on Yupo paper. Yupo allows for some sgraffito work, which I used for the tree. I used a bamboo skewer to scratch but you could also use a toothpick for skinnier...

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...

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...