How we interpret color in plein air is very different from how we work with color in the studio.
Gessoing paper can be tricky: learn about the proper paper weight, textures, sizing and how to apply the gesso properly.
Safer and less intense alternatives to Phthalo — meet Azure, Mediterranean and Manganese.
A new painting demonstrates key lessons in color strategies, movement in composition, and working with photos.
While building a website yourself offers cost savings, it also come with serious drawbacks.
A gold ground offers a unique color “metaphor,” with paintings by the author and reviews of gold gesso and paint.
In the field, the plein air painter needs to be able to extract essential cues from an otherwise boring composition.
Progress photos and details from each phase demonstrate the four essential steps of landscape.
The tried and true “expanded primaries” palette offers a cool and warm variety of each primary.
A revision made three years after the finish shows that “a painting answers only to itself.”