Gouache can be reworked by wetting dry paints, it has the purity and beauty of water color, but it is opaque so I can cover up my mistakes. Here's a look at some recent attempts, and the sketch for what is going to be my largest work in progress in oil. You get a sneak peek here. Plus, look at the incredible talent of a local artist who inspires me, Marilyn Sadler.
Richeson, an American art company, supplied the casein paints, paper, and brushes for this landscape contest.
Vote below for which painting you would choose in this video showing the progress of each?
My debut of two paintings honoring Joseph Smith and 200 years since his "First Vision" led to the foundation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
This paint video is different because it was assigned as a weekly spiritual thought for Frankfort, Kentucky Ward members.
George Floyd pleaded for his life ("I can't breathe"). A key inscription on the Statue of Liberty ("yearning to breathe free.") My video art journal of how this inspiration came to life from a basic sketch and then a finished oil painting full of emotion.
Several people ask how I can part with paintings that have great meaning. My favorite paintings are "sold." I explain how this family painting is not quite priceless.
Monet painted water lilies for 40 years, writing about how he practiced and perfected values, colors, and the play of light. This 30-minute video shows how I tried to learn from my mistakes, painted from a photo I took a few years during a visit to the Biltmore estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
Andrew Wyeth never went more than 15 miles from home for his paintings. With the coronavirus pandemic, I did all of these oil sketches within 15 steps of home.
The sun shines bright o'er our old Kentucky homes as spring blooms. These are several sketches done during the month of April.
Finished over the winter holidays, this brief video shows how to simplify and balance a painting. This is another in my series of paintings from photos taken by friend Shannon Jackson-Arnold during her trip to southern France.