perfect together

Last night I listened to a great TED talk about how to stop screwing yourself over by Mel Robbins. It’s worth a listen if you have a few minutes. I always try to listen to something inspirational, or learn something new before I go to sleep at night. It helps...

brothers

Pushing boundaries. I have to admit I’m afraid to paint people and figures. It’s so challenging. And I’m not sure why. So I gave it a shot and I am so happy with how this one turned out. It’s from a photo of two of my great nephews. I love...

plein air painting

I had a fun opportunity to paint outdoors last Saturday with the very talented Kerry Sacco and some painters from Oil Painters of America (OPA). Her property is a perfect setting for Plein Air painting. Here I am painting, I don’t have all the fun outdoor...

fresh

I have to be honest, thinking of what to say in my blog post is rarely my favorite thing to do. Far from it. Even when I have something worthwhile to say, putting it down on paper, so to speak, is never easy. Putting paint to paper, now that’s a different story....

’till next time

Last night I listened to a podcast from Mary Gilkerson, and one of the things I took away was to mix my colors in advance. This way the palette is more cohesive, and you can paint without stopping to mix colors all the time. I tried it this morning and really liked...