All Lake District Pieces (No Story)

If you would like to see the Lake District Collection without the words and backstory, you are at the right place. To return to backstory at anytime, click here....

U-slim shady

I am a Velcro fan. Over time, I’ve made videos of some of the uses of Velcro for plein air painting I’ve devised and am linking to them below. Today...

2021 COMPOSE: A Masterclass

I am excited to share my inaugural Masterclass called COMPOSE with you online and to thus make it accessible wherever you may be. PURPOSE This is a long format masterclass...

Colors

If you love Potter’s Pink and use it extensively, this article will not resonate. It will resonate if you are looking for ways to cut-back on the # of pigments...

Brushes

Truth: All the types of brushes (as far as shape, handle length, purpose) have been around for years. What’s new is in the synthetic hair material. A conditioned purist, I...

Velcro Tales

In summer of 2019, I started vlogging+blogging about the simple edits I made to existing equipment to enhance each tool’s functionality and to raise quality of the painting experience. I...

Gouache Study

Search engine results for ‘Edgar Payne’ gave me a slew of images. I painted the first 24. I bought tubes of Gouache paint ($$$) recently. The delicate mixes that one...

VIVIFY 2020

Vivify wants to find out if music affects how we paint. To answer this question, first we have to conduct an experiment where participants do paintings with or without music....

Black Lives Matter

I am grief stricken for my country and from my own inaction when the black community was being the collateral damage for years. As artists, we learn to be objective...

Open Studio: Do’s and Dont’s

I’ve never been to an Open Studio. How does one enjoy it? Every relationship they say rests on communication of expectations. I can lay out what watercolor artists might be...