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...

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 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...