Painting tip of the day: A focal point is very important to any painting. It is usually the brightest, lightest area of a painting that draws the eye and first captures the attention of the viewer. It is what sparks interest in the painting.Where is it? You decide!...
Color tip of the Day
Did you know?* To make a color less intense add the color on the opposite side of the color wheel.* To make a color lighter, add white or yellow or both,* To make a color darker, add blue or brown or both.I guess that was 3 tips! If you don't already have one I...
Painting Tip of the Day
Did you know?* To make a color less intense add the color on the opposite side of the color wheel.* To make a color lighter, add white or yellow or both,* To make a color darker, add blue or brown or both.I guess that was 3 tips!
Watering Hole Bear
Warm and Cool Colors – What’s that all about?
Color temperature is something that a lot of artists have trouble figuring out. Basically it is talking about how light is affected by the time of day, or the color of the light in a room. Painting is all about the effect of light on an object...or it should be. The...
Midnight Train – Step by step oil painting
I saw this photo on a free reference photo Facebook group and just had to paint it. Love to paint trains!
Copper Pot and Lace Hydrangeas Video Tutorial
This is a full length video with step by step instruction on how to oil paint this copper pot and beautiful hydrangeas. It includes downloadable instructions and pattern.
Ole Red Video Tutorial
Garden Steps – Step by step – oil painting from a photo reference
Step by step process of oil painting from a photo.
Holiday Wreath Oil Painting Tutorial
Free Oil Painting Tutorial 18" x 24" Canvas - Holiday Wreath Have fun painting this holiday wreath! Let me know how you do.
I need to practice…but I don’t have time!
Painting Tip of the Day: sometimes we are under the impression that when we sit down to paint that it has to be for hours or to the exclusion of everything else. Not so. Try to sit down for an hour, or even half an hour. A lot of times I will paint for 30 minutes then...
How to clean old stiff brushes
Tip of the day: People often ask how to clean brushes that are stiff or have dried paint in them, making them unusable. Here’s how I do it. (I know, I know, you’re not supposed to put water on them, but this works!) see the steps in the photo captions. This can be...