Wood as a Painting Surface

I love painting on wood!  In fact, I spent most of my early painting days doing just that!  I had a very successful career at it too.  So much so that I completely burnt myself out….for a time.  Although I do very little of it now….it still calls to me. The photo here is of […]

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Cooling Photos….a break from the heat!

Since so many of us are experiencing one very HOT summer, I thought it might be nice to share some “cooling” photos with you today…..enjoy! Take a deep breath….invision yourself in the photo….dragging your fingertips through the cool water. Softly caressing the delicate blooms….mmmmm the aroma is sweet and uplifting!           […]

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My Little Chipmunk Painting

Sorry this post is a little late in coming today.  Our internet connection has been a little “iffy” here in the Arkansas woods. I told you all about the little chipmunk I was working on last time and here he is… He was playing a game of “peek-a-boo” with me on the day I snapped […]

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My Acrylic Palette

I have experimented with several different brands of acrylic…..they all have their pros and cons.  A lot depends on the techniques you use and your painting style.  I tend to use a lot of transparent layers, mixing my paint with water or glazing medium.  I need an acrylic that is highly pigmented so the color […]

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My Blog Schedule and Friday Focus

I’m still finding my way here.  Trying to figure when to write and what to write…you all know how that goes!  I think I will try to post Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Mondays I’ll try to share some helpful painting tips, techniques and/or painting skills….like my post on brushes last time. Wednesdays….well, still working […]

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My Favorite Brushes

As promised here is a look at a few of my most often used brushes.  I tend to work on small to medium size compositions.  The large flat brushes are mostly used to apply mediums over the entire surface.    Lets start at the top and work our way down…….   2 inch LC (Loew-Cornell) #1179 […]

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Artist Brushes…..Choose Wisely

I love my brushes…after all, where would I be without my brushes.  They are more than a tool…more than a means to an end.  They are an extension of all my creative energy, flowing from my inner soul, my heart, through my veins and down to my fingers.  What happens at the end of a […]

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Let’s get started….

I know this blog is pretty plain right now, but be patient. New and exciting things will be coming. I’m learning how to use wordpress and it is taking a bit more time than expected…LOL! Eventually I hope to offer some great tips and techniques to improve your painting skills and some great “freebees” from […]

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