A Blog About Oil Painting

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What Makes a Great Art Blog?

Some thoughts on art blogs including a list of the things that make for good reading....

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How to Paint Green Landscapes

In this blog post I show some ways to paint landscapes without using out-of-the-tube greens and some strategies for using greens more effectively. The suggestions I've provided can be applied to any style of painting. ...

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A Cheap Alternative to Framing a Painting

Let's face it, whether you buy retail or wholesale, the cost of framing your artwork in advance of a show can leave a dent in your finances. In this blog post I show you a simple way to transform your painting panels so that they can be sold ready to hang....

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A Simple Abstract Painting Technique

I struggle to create abstract paintings and I admire painters who can do it with what seems like little effort. I mean, how do you even conceptualize this stuff in the first place? In this blog post I explain an easy abstract painting technique....

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Paintings With Animals in Them

Throughout my painting career I've painted both animal and landscapes. Yet, combining the two has always been difficult. Over the summer I spent some time on a series of paintings with animals in them. In this blog post I talk about what I learned and my experiences in painting these pieces....

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