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Catch–23

“Pears seem to be selling really well. I think I’ll paint some pears.” “Susie Smith sells figures really well. I think I’ll paint some figures.” “My gallery liked the blue painting really well. I’d better start painting more blue paintings.” … Continue reading

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I Often Think of Ted

In the mid 90s I was lucky enough to take a workshop from the inspirational Ted Goerschner. A tall, manly man with a “Tom Selleck” mustache and a gun rack in the back of his truck, Goerschner was a contradiction … Continue reading

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Working with Photographs

Five Elements to Consider When Selecting a Reference Photograph for Figurative Work A photograph should be considered a “jumping off point” to create your own image. Many artists work from photos collected over the years. Sources can include our own … Continue reading

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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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A Color You Never Thought Of

The other day a student was working on an abstract and said, “I wish I had a new color; a color I haven’t seen.” Some days, reds, yellows, blues and all the secondaries are just, well, limiting. One of the … 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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