Artist Friends

I’m not sure whether artists, on the whole, see the world a little differently. Maybe yes, maybe no. When you’re a fish, it’s hard to …

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Deep in Still Life

I’ve just finished up a new online workshop, Still Life Oil Painting, so I’ve been wonderfully immersed in glittery, shiny objects. The workshop, coupled with …

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Twelve Days of Christmas Unwound

Last year I had this sort of crazy idea that I would post a YouTube video on my channel every day for each of the …

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Being a Teacher, Being a Student

I recently taught a painting workshop in Italy and a few days later was an art student for the first time in several years. I …

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Rigorous Study

I was eighteen years old when I started Art Center; So young and naïve! I was the youngest student in all my classes. Most everyone …

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Today was a perfect day in Portland, Oregon. From morning until evening the sun was shining and warming flowers, grass, and me! I was working …

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Fuzzy Snow

Warm and Fuzzy

I’m sitting in a restaurant in Lake Zurich, Illinois feeling quite satisfied with myself. I just finished teaching my three day “Loosen Up” workshop to …

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Putting Intention Into The Universe

My Mom is going to hate this post but here goes. It’s been a dream of mine for many years to take off into the …

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Pastel New Paper

Digging Deeper

Two years ago I was a demonstrator at IAPS. It was amazing; fun and challenging. There were lots of standout moments. Watching the paint around, …

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