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 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...