cool tools ….of a traveling painter

Before I share the mechanics of painting my little New Hampshire scenes, perhaps I should spend a bit of time talking about the [cool] tools of a traveling painter. This was the first time I traveled by plane with tubes of oil paint, and I wasn’t sure how that would...

living free and coming home

  I’m in a live free or die state. No, I don’t mean ideologically (tho’ that, too). I mean physically — in the Live Free or Die State. New Hampshire. In the years that I’ve been writing this blog, my love for New Mexico is evident: simply survey my paintings and...

the colors of my world….

These were the colors of my world today at 4:30a.m….   and these these were the colors of my world today at 8:30a.m….   And somewhere in between the two, the colors of my world were these….   { ~~ blissful sigh ~~ } OHhhhhhhh, BLESSED...

figuring: words and value and color and play

One of the many things I love learning from other artists is what their daily studio practice entails. What rituals they embrace to get into the flow of creativity. Often when the subject of creative flow and ritual, comes up, writer Stephen King’s name is mentioned....

being an art student again

“The answer is ‘YES!’ If you are asking me a question about your painting, the answer is ‘YES’!” His point being that most of his students are looking for permission to paint the way they want to paint — the way they’ve always...