The Power of New

With every new body of work, I try to have one piece where I do the exact opposite of how I normally paint. It may seem a bit counter intuitive, but having a piece where I stay away from my normal routine helps me remain motivated. It injects a freshness into my...

Start by Starting

I am often asked how I begin a new piece. It’s a good question, and one that many artists, both experienced and otherwise, have difficulty answering. Lately however, I believe I’ve finally come to a satisfactory response. Watch the video and let me know...

A New Way To Mix Color

I’ve been using this new method for mixing color and I wanted to share it with all of you. It’s really helped me determine the color choices for my pieces. Watch the video and let me know what you think – how do you decide which colors to use in your...

How I Approach Commissions

I was recently commissioned to do a painting. Now, commissions bring a particular set of challenges to the table, but in the case of this most recent painting, there was an additional caveat: the client wanted the piece to look like an older painting of mine. Of...

My New Favorite Tools

Oil paint has always been a part of my practice, but recently I’ve been using drawing materials as well. The combination of these two mediums has led my work in some exciting new directions, and as such I thought I would take a moment to share what I use. Watch...