The Wonders of Pastel

Do you know what pastels are? They are basically pigment combined with filler and a binder. The amount of filler used controls the hue (the color and shade of that color). Pastels have been in existence since the 15thcentury and the word “pastel” was first used in...

On Painting a Forever Mural

On Painting a Forever Mural   When my grandson Miles was born three years ago (wow has it been three years already?!) I suggested to my daughter that I paint him a mural for his bedroom. She wholeheartedly agreed and chose the theme of African animals. A dear...

The Therapy of Painting a Deceased Loved One

I have the luxury of being a painter, and I specialize in portraiture. I have painted portraits for others of their deceased loved ones where there is no emotional attachment for me. What is it like to paint your own deceased loved one? I recently completed an oil...

Savvy Painter Podcast

HI everyone. I am pleased to add this link to the current Savvy Painter Podcast in which I was a participant. I won Second Place in the 2017 Savvy Painter Online Competition and part of my award was to be a part of this great podcast with the two other top award...

Looking to 2018

Happy New Year Everyone. During this coming week a few of my fellow studio mates and myself will sit down and write down our art goals for the new year. it is an exercise we enjoy, and it is enlightening to see how we did with our goals from the previous year. The act...

The holidays are coming!

Join me in Studio 452 at the Hungerford for Black Friday weekend!  Shop for originality this year not mass production! Now that would make an impression on your loved ones to get a gift of an original than one of many. Holiday Special!  Buy one of my originals and get...