Painting Tips

An Easy Way to Rescue Failed Paintings

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One advantage of painting on panels is that you can occasionally salvage a painting by removing part of it with a saw. In this blog post I show some of the pieces I recently created by cropping down old paintings....

Three Lessons I Learned About Seascape Painting

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A look at some new seascape paintings and a brief discussion of some of the basic principles involved in creating them....

Extended Block-In Method for Landscape Paintings

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This article describes the way in which I've enhanced my block-in techniques to create a more fluid and abstract base for my landscape paintings. ...

Writing an Artist's Statement

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This article is about the what, why and how of writing an artist's statement. I show how a typical artist's statement can be improved by making it shorter and more specific to the artist....

How to Paint Green Landscapes

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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. ...

Painting Animals in the Landscape

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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....