It feels delicious to be back at the easel!! My family has downsized in our move, leaving me much less “studio” space to paint. We carved out a little area in our dining room. I have an awesome family, what can I say?! So for the most part I’ll be painting small studies and sketch [...]
Here are a few more original paintings I have available for sale. Most are miniatures. For a limited time only, I’m offering them for $125 each unframed with free shipping. Emerging, sunrise 5by7 oil on museum board Noon on the ranch, 5×7 oil on linen board Building Blocks, 16×20 oil on board Bending to the [...]
Woot! I’m so excited to announce my new shopping cart!! Now you can shop for canvas prints, acrylic prints, fine art prints, posters and reproductions, as well as premium 5×7 greeting cards right from my website! So while I am getting settled in my new home and revamping my blog, why not browse through and [...]
I like having choices, and Sammy does too.
For color block studies, I like to use the most saturated versatile pigments I can lay my knife on.
Open your eyes to the color of light
Learn to use a limited oil color palette
Prepare your tools for plein air painting
Train your mind to see accurately
Free your soul to express what you see
Getting clean, beautiful colour seems to be a common challenge for the oil painter. I promise the solution is quite simple. Ready? Make sure your palette is clean! Oh, and make sure your using the right colours—and plenty of them! If your mixing pools start to deaden from over-mixing, scrape them off! Who wants to [...]
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I suppose that to many, my loose and often colorful style would lead viewers to believe that my paintings are completely spontaneous; with colors randomly chosen from a wide array of paint straight out of the tube. And if that is the ease which I convey, I am quite happy, since it is an illusion [...]
Saturday, April 11, 10am to 2 pm at the Palmer Museum Tuition is $50 for members ($55 nonmembers) • Beginning-advance artists & students welcome Ages 12 years old and up Call early to reserve your spot! Call 746-7668 Local artist Talya Johnson will be guiding participants in color exploration through this hands-on workshop. The [...]
artic-rose-flyer Click on the above image and/or link to view and print this flyer. The link is a higher resolution pdf file. Paint is flying around here as I get ready for my First Friday show in Anchorage. Please share the above flyer with anyone who you think might be interested. Since homeschooling is taking [...]
I’m starting to get paintings ready for my show in November. The theme of the show will be “When We were Young” Here’s the first painting I’m be working on for the show.
Have you even had one of these beasties? Not fun! But they are great in fresh pico de gallo! Red objects are not only hard to photograph, but paint as well. The shape of this pepper was also challenging. I’ll probably do a few studies so in preparation for a larger still live of all the [...]
SOLD Here’s today’s painting. It’s called “The Center of Attention” since no matter how I tried NOT to center the subject in the middle, it kept coming back to the middle. It’s fairly obvious that this radish has a superiority complex! It’s 3.5 inches square, oil on Ampersand Stampbord and took me too long to [...]
SOLD I was in Anchorage all day Thurs. and didn’t have access to my paints, so Friday I painted two daily paintings! This is an original, one-of-a-kind oil painting on Ampersand Stampbord of three Shooting Star Alaskan wildflowers. It’s titled simply, “Three Shooting Stars”. Ampersand Stampbord is archival hard board. The dimensions are 2.5 inches wide by [...]
(larger image below) I’ve wanted to do this painting since 2006 when I took the reference photo. We had a spectacular fall that year, and I was going to name the painting “Look up”. I love painting trees. They allow me to loosen up between the more serious portraits and give room for quite a bit of [...]
I decided to take a break from the mother and son commission. I’ve scraped it so many times, that I’ve lost count and thought I had a good under-painting until I looked at it the next day. I’m contemplating throwing it out and starting over on a different pose-we’ll see. So I finished up “Nomad” [...]