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Workshop Daze or How Three Days of Intensive Painting Can Really Make a Difference

I just completed teaching a three-day painting workshop with my good friend, fabulous painter, and wonderful teacher, William Rushton. The focus of the class was “The Figure in the Landscape,” which included a model in outdoor settings. So the students … Continue reading

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No Masterpieces: Tips on Getting Started

You don’t need to paint a masterpiece everyday. You don’t need to paint good paintings all of the time. As a matter of fact, if you are paintings good paintings all of the time, you aren’t learning a darned thing. … Continue reading

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Where do I begin?

Anyone who approaches any kind of artistic endeavor, whether sculpture, painting, photography (or knitting), will soon find that age-old question staring them in the face, “Where do I begin?” How many times have we heard in galleries and museums, “I … Continue reading

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Painting Is Trust

Painting is trust. We plant ourselves in front of a canvas, with tools in hand, and colors at our side, and we have faith that at the end of the day/week/month a painting will appear. Painters study perspective, drawing, color … Continue reading

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What Are Your Goals, Dear?

A student’s husband recently asked “Where are you headed with your painting? What are your goals?” She hadn’t really thought about it up until that point, and replied, “I’d just like to keep painting for the rest of my life.” … Continue reading

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I Should Be Painting, or How I Finally Got My Blog Up…

I’d really rather be painting. But I needed to get this blog going, and I finally took the steps (many) to get this up and running. I am an oil painter and instructor. I love to paint and to teach. My … Continue reading

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