Every time I lead a class or workshop, more than half of the participants mention the goal of “loosening up”. Here’s a skill-building exercise to help you move in that direction.
In this video, look over my shoulder and watch as one of my paintings evolves from initial concept sketch to the final version.
In the last post, I gave some ideas for dealing with a “too boring for words” problem painting. The one you were never excited about in the first place. Our “problem child” this time is the opposite of boring, it’s trying to do too much. When I’m running into trouble with one of my own…
Considering why you are painting, in general or this particular painting, can help you create work with more impact and get more enjoyment and satisfaction out of the process.
This article is the second in a series. To read the first article, “Is My Painting Done?”, click here. In the next few articles in this series, I’ll introduce some ideas you can use to help you plan paintings that are more expressive, powerful and meaningful to you. What do I mean by being a…
Some strategies I use to manage the overwhelming amount of information when painting on location, so sketching enhances my enjoyment, instead of raising my stress level. And so I have a better chance of coming back with photos and sketches that I can actually use to create satisfying, personally meaningful paintings.