Valley

Watercolor, 8.5×11 Before I started oil painting, I did a lot of watercolor. Since I’ve switched mediums, I’ve wondered a lot about using watercolor techniques for oil, and oil techniques for watercolor. This is one piece in which I’ve used some oil painting techniques for watercolor. I like the bold and bright colors and theContinue reading “Valley”

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My First (Oil) Painting

The title may speak for itself, but I just thought I’d add: I had no idea what I was doing. I had some brushes, some paint, and some canvas. I had Bob Ross on Netflix in front of me, and I thought I was going to be a pro (like Bob) right out of theContinue reading “My First (Oil) Painting”

May 2018 Newsletter: Studio

The weather has finally warmed up enough here that I can open the windows in my house! The warm up is especially great in my studio. Over the winter I’m either freezing or fumigating myself (I choose freezing, by the way). My studio has been a work in progress over the last few months (andContinue reading “May 2018 Newsletter: Studio”

Clouds

When I first started painting, I couldn’t figure out clouds. I would look at tutorials, pull up some Bob Ross episodes, and try my best, but I just couldn’t get it. I have, through practice, learned how to have a light touch and do many layers to get them just right. Clouds I Oil onContinue reading “Clouds”

Winter Sunset

Oil on Canvas 16×20 inches SOLD This is one of my early paintings, and it was the first that someone asked if they could have. Though I no longer have the painting myself, it remains one of my favorites, and it will always hold a special place in my heart: this was the painting thatContinue reading “Winter Sunset”