Essence of art

Essence of art

My latest painting “Essence” has come from a long road of education.  Essence of art is intangible.  Some of that education came from making some mistakes which turned out to be fortunate:  I once dropped a drip of combination turp & oil paints onto a...

Plein Air Painting

For an artist there is nothing like a day at the easel.  Plein Air Painting requires patience and endurance. Unfortunately, some days turn into a “daze”  at the easel!  Kidding aside, I find I go into a place called the “zone” where time has no...
Western Landscapes

Western Landscapes

When I started painting as a child, little did I know that my work would focus on Western Landscapes.  I just drifted into that category having been naturally attracted to mountains, streams, lakes, horses and wildlife.  I did not realize how focused the work was...
Art of the West

Art of the West

Having been published a number of times in major art magazines, I thought I might discuss how this helps an artists career.  First of all, I’ve never sold anything from an ad and I do not know a single artist in my extensive network who has.  Yet many artists...
Desert or Deserted Minions

Desert or Deserted Minions

I just love “Despicable Me” and the minions are especially close to my heart.  One day while photographing some material for my paintings I realized that many cactus look like minions and they might be related.       I thought I might put overalls on my...