I’m at the point in life where I love to pass on to others things that I have learned along the way. As I teach and as I ponder great thoughts while painting I come back to some principles, some axioms, over and over again. I thought it would be good to get these writtenContinue reading “Axiom #1: The End Product Will Never Be Greater Than the Idea Behind the Artwork.”
Category Archives: Development
5 “P’s” – The Fifth “P” is for Perseverance
Perseverance often means a dogged determination to master the basics. For we know that as we build that solid foundation, in the field of our endeavor, our greatest opportunity for full artistic expression is given flight. The very repetitious and mundane practices of our craft coupled with an intellectual thirst to learn more create within us buildingContinue reading “5 “P’s” – The Fifth “P” is for Perseverance”
5 “P”s – The Third P is for Process
This video shows the process of creating a painted wedding portrait from initial drawing to the finished painting. Process – so much in life is a process, but we live in a culture of the instant! Technologically we have so much available to us at lightning speed that it seems very old-fashioned to submit to theContinue reading “5 “P”s – The Third P is for Process”
"I Can Only Draw Stick Figures"
Most artists, no matter what their field of endeavor, are at some time told, “wow, I could never do that, I can only draw stick figures, or I can only play “Chop Sticks.” The words are intended as a compliment, which is fine. But behind the comment lies the thought that artistry is just somethingContinue reading “"I Can Only Draw Stick Figures"”