Studio (Behind the Scenes)

Under Construction . . . eventually, this will be where you can find the bloggy bits: stuff about my travels, the life of a working artist, work in progress, etc. This page won’t get much attention until I get more new video courses launched. Please check back.

My Cure for Winter Blues

My Cure for Winter Blues

Wild and garish? Sure, but I can always paint over it (or parts of it) later. For now, it has the same effect on me as opening a brand-new box of 64 Crayolas. Just what I needed to get me past the “winter blues”!

Why Paint?

Why Paint?

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.

What Makes a Good Painting?

What Makes a Good Painting?

That pesky inner critic! I don't know about you, but simply telling her to sit down and shut up doesn't work for me. Oh, I can get her to leave me alone. It just doesn't lead to paintings I'm happy with. I need my inner critic. We all need time to explore, experiment...

Another Big Project Coming Up!

Another Big Project Coming Up!

Did you enjoy following along on the "giant" painting? I'm in the planning stages of another large multi-panel piece like that. We're still working out the details, but I'm very excited to have been asked to do another one! I'll tell you more soon, but I can tell you...

Second Large Triptych Completed!

Second Large Triptych Completed!

I may not post my painting for the 30-paintings-in-30-days challenge until this evening, or maybe tomorrow. While the first few days of the challenge have been going on, I've also been completing this second large triptych for Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN.  The...

The “Giant” Painting is Now 3 Panels

The “Giant” Painting is Now 3 Panels

Ulp! It's a scary moment when I finally make the decision where to divide one of these "starts" into the individual panels.  No going back! But, I'm happy with where things stand. Even though the paper edges weren't square, so I'm going to barely have enough height on...