Emerge

Now the path gets rockier… At this point I am feeling pretty good about the painting and where is it headed. But that is the danger- getting lulled into complacency. Most paintings start off full of hope and potential. The stars seem aligned and my heart is playing...

Goldfish

One thought leads to another… This summer I went out with two other artists that live in my town. We were meeting up at a restaurant for lunch. As our waitress approached the table both of my friends looked at each other and then looked at me and said...

Colored Lights

I recently bought some softboxes from Amazon… These have been great to use to work with models and especially young kids. The light is soft and flows over a large area so I can pose a child anywhere near it and it gives me lots of info on a little face. Then I...

Dominance

Wrestling a painting into submission is tough… I mentioned last week that there are a lot of artists that don’t like working with what is called a “restricted” palette, or even a palette that follows a chord. They like to use what is called an “open...

All In

Sometimes with color you can be “all in.” Color harmonies may seem to come across as being about restriction. Limiting certain colors in order to bring about harmony with the ones that are being used, but it can be about inclusion too. Paintings can have...