A Blog About Oil Painting

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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Recent Work

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A new feature for the blog: the latest paintings and portraits available to preview as soon as they come off the easel....

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What Makes a Great Art Blog?

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As I go through the process of reworking my blog, I jot down my thoughts on art blogs including a list of the things that make for good reading....

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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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A Cheap Alternative to Framing a Painting

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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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