Painting Tips

Three Alternative Ways to Paint a Green Background

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In this blog post I present some options for handling the bright green backgrounds that often occur in reference photos of animals....

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Tips for Taking Better Photographs of Your Dog

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The biggest limitations to using a customer's own photos as a reference for a painting are usually quantity and quality. Here are some suggestions for taking better photos of your favorite family members....

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Writing an Artist's Statement

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This blog post 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....

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Paintings With Animals in Them

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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....

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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. ...

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