Blog 2018-06-20T15:53:59+00:00

My Day at the Louvre Museum

One of the major highlights of My Tour de France was our fast and furious 5 hours at the beautiful Musee du Louvre in Paris, aka the Louvre Museum. With 652,300 square feet of exhibition space, [...]

Graffiti: Vandalism or Art?

During my recent painting trip to France, I was surprised to see so much urban graffiti throughout Paris and the countryside of Provence.  At first I was upset by this, then strangely enough I began to [...]

My Tour de France – Paris

What a whirlwind trip!  My Tour de France was filled with art museums, plein air painting, touring villages & castles and of course - fresh baked baguettes & croissants with cheese! We went from Paris [...]

How to Build a Pochade Box from a Cigar Box

POCHADE BOXES are a compact, portable painting studio in a box which work especially well for the landscape artist. I made this one myself and I will show you how. But first a bit of [...]

Write an Artist’s Statement

For most artists, facing a blank page is more intimidating than starting a new painting!  We can ’deal’ with artist’s block, but writer’s block too! But the reality is - all successful or aspiring artists [...]

The Armchair-Artist

A lot of people dream of being an artist.  Maybe you are one of those people who loved to draw as a kid or took an art classes in college, but was discouraged away from [...]

Prepare for Gallery Night – Tips & Advice

Recently, I had an interesting request from a Twitter follower. With only two weeks left before her big art show, a photographer named Amy asked me for some advice on ‘how to prepare for gallery [...]

Rule of Thirds – Composition in Art

The Rule of Thirds is probably one of the most basic rules that has been used in painting for ages.  It is a compositional rule of thumb that is commonly used in the visual arts [...]

The Importance of Art & Attitude

Attitudes are mirrors of the mind.  Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude toward us - and that includes our art careers!  For years I have collected quotes and inspirations to help me with my [...]

The Right Art Gallery – How I Found Mine

You now you have a better idea of how to find the right gallery. So, I thought you might be interesting in my personal 'gallery shopping' story. But first, a few relevant thoughts: Whether you [...]

Overwhelmed in the Studio? Check Your Work Habits!

Having just returned from a wonderful tropical vacation in the Virgin Islands after leaving snowy, gray Idaho for two weeks.  After a trip like that I should be recharged and ready to tackle the work I [...]

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