In this video, you can watch me finish the painting I started in last week's video and I demonstrate how to change the composition to keep the viewer's eyes moving around your painting.Read More
How do you go from having an idea and inspiration for a painting to executing it on the canvas? In this blog, I share my own simple quick solution.Read More
A successful painting to me is one that draws the viewer in from a distance and then engages their interest close up.Read More
Aiming for perfection and being afraid of making a wrong decision actually get in the way of creating successful paintings.Read More
What do you do when you need some color inspiration for your painting? Whether you’re about to begin a painting or you’re in the middle of one and you’re stuck because you don’t know what colors you want use next, I have an idea you might find useful.Read More
How do you begin an abstract painting, especially a really large one? After many years of painting I have found a way to begin that works well for me, which I am going to demonstrate in the short video today.
There are lots of reasons you might regret it if you don’t keep good records of your works.Read More
Do you struggle at times to come up with compositions of shapes for your paintings?
And do you hesitate to try a shape on the canvas because you don't want to make a mistake?Read More
You can create a lot of really interesting effects in your abstract paintings by employing surprising tools that you'll find in your kitchen drawers, cupboards and other parts of your house.Read More
It's a simple idea, but it really works!
Whether I'm stuck in a painting or just looking for new ideas to inspire me, dipping into my Creativity Jar can kick things loose and give new life to my painting process.Read More
One of the most creative people I know is Isa Austen, a painter, photographer, model and florist in West Seattle who says she only realized in her 70s that she is truly an artist.Read More
Have you ever wanted a simple, quick way to come up with abstract painting ideas? I have just the thing for you.Read More
Have you ever gotten stuck in a painting and felt like it was failing? Believe me, I’ve been there.Read More
Studying the works of artists you like is a fantastic way to learn new techniques that you can apply in your own work.Read More
Have you ever found yourself “stuck” in a painting, unsure about what to do next? I certainly have.Read More
Not sure what painting supplies and tools to grab from your studio when heading out on a trip?Read More
You can pick up new ideas for your paintings just by watching other artists as they paint. In this first of two videos in which I create a painting from scratch, I explain my process step-by-stepRead More
To make your painting successful it's important to have enough variety in all the different areas, including color, value, and design. Differences in these areas are what holds the viewer’s interest.Read More
In this video I offer my collection of essential painting resources, references and painting aids to make it easy for you to achieve the results you want in your abstract painting.Read More
Much of the work an artist does involves creative problem solving and becoming adept at problem
solving will lower your frustration and help you develop your painting skills more quickly.