Over this summer I spent some time painting still lifes both indoors and outdoors. For me, capturing the effect of light outdoors was a particular challenge in my still life painting. Typically when working indoors, an artist has time to
Below is a group of still life studies based on Henry Henche’s “block studies.” These images include studies of similar objects painted with either indoor or outdoor light. Notice how the light affects both the color and the edges of
I was very excited to receive the Second in Oil Award at Scottsdale Artits’ School’s 2018 Best and Brightest Show for my painting of “John”. Judges: Johanna Harmon, Ray Roberts, and John Poon. Please follow and like us:
We were met with heavy rain and wind when we arrived at the Arizona Nordic Village cabin in early December. My goal to paint the snow season was on hold. As the night progressed, the wind refused to back down.
This past March I was fortunate enough to take Ned Mueller’s workshop at the Scottsdale Artists’ School. My primary goal in the workshop was to get a better grasp on color. Following the workshop I read Richard Schmid’s book
I recently read Alla Prima 2, which suggests that the best way to understand how to paint is to look at an artist’s studies. This statement really made an impression on me. Not only is it informative to artists, but
The first week of this month started with a week long Ned Mueller workshop at the Scottsdale Artist’ School. Workshops are great for professional artist because they enhance the skills you have and challenge you to develop new ones. I
One of my favorite places in Arizona to visit is the Mogollon Rim area just outside of Payson, Arizona. The Mogollon Rim is the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The Rim area gets alot of water which produces beautiful creeks.