En Plein Air

The term, en plein air, originated with the French Impressionists.  It refers to painting outdoors and capturing the colors of the daylight.  Though most of my work is done in the studio, the subject and composition are captured from life; painting a small plein air...

Oil Paint Hues

Often artists will ask what oils I use.  And the answer is different manufacturers.  The manufacturer that has the hue I like and puts little else besides pigment and oil in the paint, usually is the one selected.  For example yellow ochre varies considerably among...

Reusing Canvases

We likely agree that not all of our paintings turn out as planned.  And some artwork just doesn’t seem to sell; perhaps it lacks that emotional connection needed by the viewer.  If the canvas is of good quality, it makes sense to reuse it.  The first step is to...