Painting Gloves?

FOUND SOME GREAT GLOVES the other day, quite by acci­dent. While in a fab­ric store look­ing for notions, I spot­ted a dis­play with sev­eral very nice items. One was this set of gloves. Curi­ous, I opened the box and found two with the fin­ger­tips removed. Have seen things like this before but these are light­weight, fit well (come in…

Overcoming My Painting Stumbling Blocks

EVERYONE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER faces try­ing times; finan­cial, fam­ily, oblig­a­tions, com­mit­ments, sud­den tragedies and more. But some­times there are strug­gles I’ve expe­ri­enced as an artist over the years, and a few seem to boomerang over and over. What are some I have faced? I’ll tell you about a few then talk about how they applied to…

Figures in the Landscape

Pri­vate Trea­sure 10x12 in.| Oil on Masonite Com­plete Infor­ma­tion » YET ANOTHER PAINTING INLAVENDER GARDEN only this time with a fig­ure in the piece. Many ask if I ever paint peo­ple. Those of you who know me may remem­ber I began my career as a por­traitist. For many years, how­ever, I have con­cen­trated on the land­scape alone (of course…

Drawing” on History: Study From Life

THE GREAT Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) was a mas­ter engraver who most are famil­iar with. While view­ing some of his del­i­cate, incred­i­ble engrav­ings at the Museum of Fine Art Hus­ton, I read a few of the tags writ­ten beside them. “Dürer based his land­scape on metic­u­lous stud­ies he drew from nature.” The notes went on to say, “This interest…