Focal Point

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!

Deep Forest Falls Video

This is a video I did of my painting I call Deep Forest Falls. Just a quick video of my process. I’ve included a link to the pattern if you want to try it. The challenge here is to create the various shades of green. 

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

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...