I love to create art but most of all, I love to enjoy it. Seeing a painting on my wall, delighting in the lush colors or play of light and depth take me away from life’s busy-ness for a little while...
We have calendars everywhere — on our phones, our watches, on the wall, at our desk and in a ridiculous number of other places. Despite the digital convenience, a huge percentage of us still have physical calendars...
Little things matter in most everything in life, right? I’ve always believed that the details show a level of care and attention that speaks to quality. This is especially important when I’m finishing a painting and prepping it for its new home...
I love painting on thick watercolor paper. Acid-free, archival quality. I like the way it feels and the way it reacts to paint and water. I like the thickness and heaviness of each 22x30 inch 300 lb. (640 gsm) cold pressed sheet.
You’ve probably noticed I've started a series of paintings on paper called Earth Abstracts. I want to capture open landscapes and distant vistas, explore contours of the earth and paint the striations of color I've seen in canyon walls.
Artists are asked a lot of questions, but one question in particular can make us squirm: “What are you trying to say with your art?” Well, sometimes it’s a complicated dance, especially for abstract artists.
Now that you found art you love, the question is where should it go and and how to decide. Here are six personal tips that should help you make the best location decision for your new painting. (For now).
Yes, it’s true. I sell my paintings — on canvas and on paper — unframed, even though I show in-room photos of my art framed. Why? Why do I “frame” my paintings photographically, but sell them unframed?
I have art in almost every room in my home. I need it there. Yes, I do. I could put clocks, mirrors, plates, baskets, wall signs (think “Live, Laugh, Love”) or antique postcards — you name it. Lots of things could embellish these walls, but don’t.
You have a wall and want a new painting to grace the space. Simple enough. Before you #findart2love — or even the color or style — I recommend you first consider size. Why? It’s all about the impact — to your room and the artwork.
Did you know that abstract art is one of the top three art themes sold today? Yep. No matter — you may be thinking, “That’s fine but I still don’t understand it.” Fair enough. So let me give you three definitions (with pictures!), then four ideas that may help you appreciate this art style a little more.
In the last few years that I’ve been a full-time artist, I’ve learned a lot about art, art as business, my customers and myself. Here are my top five “learnings” that speak realistically about creating good art for real people.
Life teaches us a lot of things as we mature (ok, “age”), particularly as we change roles. But in the last 15 years as my business life down-shifted, I knew it was time to rethink where I was going next and what I wanted to do...
When you're an abstract painter, there's a curiosity about what you do, the subject matter, how you decide what to painting and your source of inspiration. Here are a few questions I recently received and my personal insights.
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