The Value of Design

One of the most prized possessions I have in my studio space is an old book I bought for $6.99 from a second-hand book store. So as much as I like Andrew Wyeth’s paintings, I LOVE his sketches… Now I have always liked Andrew Wyeth (and what artist...

Brown is Not a Color Either…

So when is a color not a color??? A proper color wheel looks like this… it has12 hue families. So no, we were taught incorrectly in school about R O Y G B I V– the so-called seven colors of the “rainbow.” No, there are actually 12 color...

Grey is Not a Color Part 2

Some artists are challenging me about the concept of grey not being a color. (this is for you, Vince) I get it. As we paint, we have been taught to reach for “grey” to add to our paintings. Typically in my workshops an attendee will ask, “Should I...

Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green

Yes, there is a watercolor book that has this very title, and yes, it is worth reading cover to cover. To understand color, for me there was no better way then studying it in the watercolor medium. I worked in watercolor for years and it had a great side effect- I...

Power of Pastel with Christine Swann

Power of Pastel with Christine Swann Dates: July 25, 2019 – July 27, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) Level: Adult, 18+ Cost: $325 Class Description: Learn everything needed to know about this medium and how to control it. Workshop...