videos of art demonstrations & inspirations

Branding Tips For Artists with @LoriMcNeeArtist and @LoriMoreno

Recently, I had a great time tweeting the Emmys in Studio City at CBS in the OMG Insider studio. After our 'tweetup' Lori Moreno, aka @LoriMoreno on Twitter,  interviewed me for her blog. She asked me to share some of my branding tips for artists. As many of you know, I love Twitter and social media in general. Over the past 5 years, social media has enhanced my art career and literally changed my life. In fact, that's [...]

2013-10-12T14:01:54+00:00 October 12th, 2013|Art Business Tips, Art Marketing & Branding, Fine Art Tips, General, Lori's Featured Articles, Videos|Comments Off on Branding Tips For Artists with @LoriMcNeeArtist and @LoriMoreno

Glazing And Cold Wax Oil Medium Painting Techniques

In this informative video demonstration, artist Pierre Giroux demonstrates how-to enhance your underpainting by using glazing and cold wax medium techniques. Glazing and cold wax medium adds texture and visual depth to oil paintings. I have been exploring the use of cold wax medium and love it! I hope you enjoy this video... If you found this video helpful, you might like some of my own instructional painting videos too. You can see more art on my website,, [...]

How To Make Your Own Linen Painting Panels

  Save money and learn how to make your own professional looking hardboard panels. In this video demonstration, I will show you just how easy it is. I learned how to easily mount linen or canvas on hardboard last month while painting with master artist, T. Allen Lawson. The supplies you will need:  A hardboard panel, cut to the desired size. A piece of linen or canvas, cut to the size of the hardboard panel. Leave about 1/4 inch [...]

How to Crackle Acrylic Paint

Over the past few months, I have been on a creative journey in order to expand my own artistic repertoire. Having been a traditional artist for my whole life it is fun to learn some mixed media techniques - like how to crackle paint. My mixed media art instructor, David deVillier, taught me how to crackle paint over the top of an acrylic painting. I thought some of you might enjoy this demo. The quick little video below shows how to [...]

2016-03-10T09:33:12+00:00 February 21st, 2012|Fine Art Tips, General, How To Paint, Draw & More, Videos|1 Comment

#PowerArtists Interview with Abstract Painter Matt LeBlanc

Today, I am pleased to introduce to you an abstract painter and one of the major influencers behind the #PowerArtists series, Matt LeBlanc. Although Matt and I have never met in person, I consider Matt a dear friend and colleague...thanks to social media. Not only is Matt a talented artist, he is also a savy businessman, and a loving family man with charitable heart. When Matt feels passionately about a cause, he puts his whole heart and soul into it.  Read on [...]

2011-04-16T00:29:27+00:00 March 30th, 2011|Fine Art Tips, Videos|26 Comments

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Family: Too Close for Comfort!

Last autumn, my painting was selectd for the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was a fun event. I love Jackson Hole and I also love how close it is to two of my favorite places, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park is one of my favorite places to visit on Earth. I am lucky to live only five hours away from this amazing place and [...]

2011-02-13T23:52:48+00:00 February 11th, 2011|Art Travels, General, Videos|5 Comments

Up Close & Personal with New Zealand’s Giant Longfin Eel

Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to drop my youngest son off for a college semester abroad on the south island of New Zealand at the National Outdoor Leadership School. Lucky me, I was able to escort my son to New Zealand, plus combine it with a once in a lifetime plein air painting adventure through New Zealand and Australia! So with only a month to plan, I packed up my son and me, organized my plein air painting gear and [...]

2011-01-25T20:53:27+00:00 January 15th, 2011|Art Travels, General, Misc. Articles, Videos|4 Comments

3 Tips to Set Up & Light a Still Life Painting

Sometimes in creating art, it's the little things that can help make a big difference. This short video explains a few simple tips and tricks I use to help set up and light my still life paintings. I learned how to properly set up and paint the 'still life' through trial and error. I hope my tips help give you a shortcut to successful paintings... Here are the tips that are demonstrated in the video: 1. How to [...]

Birdwatching in New Zealand: In Search of the Rare Fiordland Penguin

If you follow this blog, by now you know that I am a bird lover. Birds have always intrigued me...they are a piece of the wind, winged beings that go places where humans can only dream. As a child, I use to spend many summer hours trying to catch the birds that would flock to our Arizona yard and I would nurse the injured birds that hit our window back to health. As the years passed, I [...]

2010-10-27T22:30:33+00:00 October 19th, 2010|Art Travels, General, Videos|1 Comment

How to Paint Iridescent Bird Feathers & Make Them Glow

Often, I get asked how I make my paintings and birds seem to glow. A few months ago, I made a video while painting this still life painting, "Jeweled Visitors" and decided to edit it down into a short clip to illustrate how I paint iridescent bird feathers. This is a quick little flick, but I hope it helps you understand how to make your bird feathers look iridescent and make them glow!   Here are a few tips to remember: [...]

2011-08-16T21:44:17+00:00 September 29th, 2010|Fine Art Tips, General, How To Paint, Draw & More, Videos|5 Comments