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October 27, 2019

In the last two emails we talked about how a painting can speak to you and tell a story.  No one buys a painting to look at it only once.  Paintings require an investment of time to be fully appreciated.   Over the past year, I have set aside "small gems" which were de...

October 27, 2019

How can a painting tell a story?  When an artist paints, the stage is set similar to the way a writer begins a book.  The story for this painting, "Front Yard in Steamboat Springs," began when I observed this large tree creating a canopy over the white picket fence.  I...

October 20, 2019

Do you know why a painting speaks to you?  Initially you are captivated by the visual power.  Whether or not you have been to a location like Venice, an artist can take you there vicariously as you share the experience.  Painters make deliberate decisions to convey fee...

October 14, 2019

On a painting trip to France, I visited the little town of Honfleur with its beautiful harbor that has attracted so many of my favorite artists.   It was the paintings of Donald Teague, the great American watercolorist, that inspired me to include this town on my trip....

October 6, 2019

After just finishing my workshop "The Art of Color: Choosing Colors That Work Together,"  I wanted to do a painting with a particular color scheme.  For this Autumn Bouquet, I decided to use a dual color scheme, also known as a tetradic color scheme.  The colors for th...

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