Where To Find Your Best Art

If we are thinking about other people’s work when we are making art, then we are not really making our own art. The activity of comparing, admiring, and imitating other people’s work is a very different activity than making your art. These two activities...

Finish From A Distance

When working on a new body of work, I try to start my paintings by first putting in the larger shapes and then using those as a guide going forward. How do you start a new...

Your Best Art Can Be The Easiest

Do you know how sometimes make something that is so good that it even surprises you? It seemed so effortless, and till this day you still kind of wonder how you made it? It is that good. I have often wondered why I can’t do this more often. I discovered it has to do...

Stonewalls and Art

Wandering through the northern Italian town of Tirano, I am struck by the very old, stonewalls. They circumscribe every property, miles of village roadways and impossibly steep hillside terraces. They are simply beautiful. Utilitarian but incredibly artful, their...

My Favorite Tools

I thought I would take a moment to share with you some of the materials I use most often while painting. They’ve really helped improve my practice. What tools do you use while working? I would really like to...