Painting at Hacienda del Sol, Taos
Painting at Hacienda del Sol, Taos

I intend these posts to provide information of use or interest to art appreciators and collectors. I’ll include general info about oil paintings, such as how they are created, plus posts about public art events in which I am participating.

Tribute to Richard Schmid

I recently read my California Art Club Newsletter containing a tribute to Richard Schmid, who passed on earlier this year. He was a great artist who mentored many of today’s traditional painters. I watched him paint a portrait from life at one of the Plein Air conventions years ago. It … Read More

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Scaling up your Painting

[Revised Jan, 2021] It is sometimes difficult to paint large paintings plein air. After all, when we set up our easels in the out of doors, factors like uneven ground, heaviness of large canvases and wind make the large painting effort problematic. Especially wind, which can come up at any … Read More

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Painting by the Koi Pond

Being safe in this pandemic has meant painting around my home or seeking out places where I can keep distance from others. My friend Richard and his wife Gay have an amazing estate with gardens, lily ponds, and Koi. Last week he offered a small group painting event on his … Read More

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A Bit About Canvases

In this post, I want to share some words about the types of canvases available for paintings, as well as about framing. I’ll try to answer of few of the questions that seem of interest to my studio visitors. People have been creating art by painting for thousands of years. … Read More

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Framing from the Heart

Presentation is a term by which we mean primarily framing, plus where the painting is hung, and what surrounds it. Presentation 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 … Read More

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A Wildflower Spring

All the rains of winter have given way for  a spectacular spring wildflower bloom as the sunshine warms the land.  Poppies on the hills in So CA. My garden was also in bloom with drifts of calla lilies, forget-me-nots , rosemary and clematis. On our return trip from San Diego … Read More

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