Harmony and Color Dispersion

There seems to me no greater challenge to a painter that brining together a clear balance of color dispersion and harmony.  What do I mean?  After one plans the color palette and executes the composition,  what remains is the ‘icing on the cake.’  How do...

Light fades into shadows and therefore is relevant!

Light is that energy that shapes the forms and its absence creates the shadows.   It is what draws us into a painting.   The contrast of the adjacent darkest and lightest values, known as chiaroscuro, is easy to paint for most artists.  More difficult is the middle...

Green – Mixing Greens

My least favorite color is green.  It seems to take over paintings if too saturated.  Reality, especially landscapes, displays many variations of green.  And it is important to note that green makes water wet in a painting.  Combining various blues (cobalt,...

For Whom do You Paint?

When you wonder if your style has gone out of style, doubts stir and you question why and for whom you paint.  To paint is not an option; it is an obsession – passion.  Artists desire to express inner feelings about the world and what we see.  Painting,...

Shipping Your Artwork

This past year several of my paintings have been shipped to various locations.   Lessons learned in this regard are many.  Carefully packaging the painting for shipping is very important.  A strong commercial box intended for shipping art such as “Air...