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In these color-filled paintings, atmospheric and abstract effects find a balance with the detailed urban landscape

New Works from the Azure and Asphalt Series

In these color-filled paintings, atmospheric and abstract effects find a balance with the detailed urban landscape

Photos, artwork, and impressions from my Italian adventure, including a special video

Arte Umbria, Florence, Michelangelo, and the Great Italian Adventure

Photos, artwork, and impressions from my Italian adventure, including a special video

Simplification, expressive brushwork, flattening the space, and saturated color can move a painting toward abstraction

Four Methods of Inducing Abstraction in Landscape Painting

Simplification, expressive brushwork, flattening the space, and saturated color can move a painting toward abstraction

Color studies are a powerful exercise that help painters flex their color mixing muscles and find the most effective color solution.

Getting the Light Right: The Power of the Color Study

Color studies are a powerful exercise that help painters flex their color mixing muscles and find the most effective color solution.

A brief introduction to notan, a powerful type of study that explores the underlying foundation of a composition

Video Lesson: Notan – Exploring Shape and Composition

A brief introduction to notan, a powerful type of study that explores the underlying foundation of a composition

These five key steps, often overlooked by plein air painters, can increase your chances of success

“The Approach” – Five Essential Steps to Plein Air Painting

These five key steps, often overlooked by plein air painters, can increase your chances of success

Reflections on the "Acceptance" series as social commentary

Video: The “Acceptance” Series as Commentary on Human Consciousness

Reflections on the “Acceptance” series as social commentary

Introducing a new series — with a few strokes of philosophical commentary.

Azure and Asphalt Series with Commentary: Ownership of Style and the Meaning of Originality

Introducing a new series — with a few strokes of philosophical commentary.

The brilliance of a color does not occur independent of its value. With a “color-priority” system, Impressionists allowed colors to retain their intrinsic color identity.

The Affect of Value on Color Identity in Impressionist Painting

The brilliance of a color does not occur independent of its value. With a “color-priority” system, Impressionists allowed colors to retain their intrinsic color identity.

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