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
Drive about an hour west of downtown Austin, Texas and you will find a wonderful place called The Bunkhouse Gallery. Located on the property of The Wenmohs Ranch in Cypress Mill, Texas, the drive takes you on a winding adventure past creeks, one-lane bridges, and ranches with goats and mules. The final mile or so … More The Bunkhouse
So you want to have an art show. What artist doesn’t! Unless you are lucky enough to have a gallery represent you, finding our own venue is how we, as self-representing artists, get our work in front of an audience. I am a self-representing artist. It’s up to me to find a venue and then … More The Show
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?
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