30 in 30 : Week 2

In the beginning of April, I challenged myself to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. Week one was filled with insight. It was all about not thinking and just painting. Week two brought different challenges. Those obstacles I call life were cutting into my art time. Weekend houseguests put painting on the back burner for … More 30 in 30 : Week 2

30 in 30

So I came across an interesting challenge while searching the web- 30 paintings in 30 days. I had actually seen it originally a few months back. Pondering the idea of doing this back then, I moved it to the end of my to-do list. It seemed intriguing, but at the same time it seemed like … More 30 in 30

Why that one?

For me, as an artist, the ultimate compliment comes when someone purchases one of my paintings. When I sold my very first painting I sent a text to a successful artist friend with the news. He replied “Excellent! Sales are validating”. He expressed exactly what I was feeling. Someone appreciated my art enough to purchase … More Why that one?

Lose the Color

Painting in value is the use of one color, usually a neutral one, broken down into lights and darks. For an artist, the importance of defining values within your painting cannot be emphasized enough. While the idea doesn’t always make an artist jump up and down, a great deal can be learned by eliminating color. … More Lose the Color