Sketching in Capitola

Minds grow when they learn new things. If you are inspired to paint subjects you haven’t much experience with, make a couple of outings first with only your sketch book and pencils. Find a great spot that includes some of the new elements. Bring a beach chair and make yourself … Read More

Tips for Artists: Painting Outdoors

Painting outdoors while gazing at the scene to be captured requires the painter to paint quickly before the light changes. Mixing three values, on site, of the main color fields can help you keep color clean and have piles to work from as your painting progresses.  Establishing your dark pattern … Read More

Framing from the heart

Presentation, by which we mean for the most part framing, provides the opportunity to enhance your paintings. Frames can quietly blend your painting in with other art works and furnishings within a room, or they can work to pop the painting out. My style being an impressionist approach to painting … Read More

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