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How to Mount a Pochade Box to a Tripod

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In this blog post I show an easy way to mount a pochade box onto a tripod using a few simple things that can be purchased at any hardware store....

How Do I Make My Own Painting Panels?

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Some tips and techniques for making linen and canvas painting panels for a fraction of the cost of store-bought....

Preparing Linen - A Short How-To Guide

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In this blog post I show you how to prepare and prime linen and cotton canvas for painting. This step-by-step guide will help you create your own high quality painting surfaces for a fraction of the cost. ...

Light in the Sky - a study

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Light in the Sky - study. 9x12, oil on linen panel. 2016. This is a study that I painted as a way to explore a different take on representing light in the sky. I based it on some plein air sketches. Having painted landscapes in Virginia for so long, I've become used to working with the hierarchy of ...

Color Study for Workshop Demo Painting

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Hannah Color Study. 8x10 oil on linen. 2015 For the people who have signed up for my workshop on 24th March I will be doing a demonstration painting using a photograph of my dog Hannah. If you would like to paint along with me please feel free to click on the  link below and download the image ...

Color Design Using a Sub Set of the Palette

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Color chart for secondary and tertiary mixtures of phthalo blue, alizarin permanent, cad orange, cad yellow medium Sometimes when preparing to start a painting I have to put more thought than usual into the selection of colors. I've just started a small figurative painting of a child ...