Like What You Like

Just to add a little variation to my process, sometimes I’ll begin a painting by putting down a bunch of different marks, nearly filling the canvas. Then, I’ll start covering or changing what I don’t like, until only what I do remains. It’s...

5 Ways to Thrive as an Artist

Sometimes being an artist can feel hard, while other times it can feel inspiring and joyful. In trying to keep things more the latter, I try to keep the following five points in mind. All of them are available at anytime and there is no cost involved. I believe they...

Starting Strong

You can never bring differences into your work too early – they will only make your art better. Click the image and watch how I improve a piece I just started with a few simple marks. In gratitude,...

The Bully In The Room

When finishing a painting, I find that small, simple adjustments are all that’s needed. This was the case with a painting I’ve been working on lately – it was almost done, but something about the composition irked me. Then I made a simple change and...

15 Positive Ideas that can Help Your Art Practice

There are many challenges the artist must face to pull off a consistent art practice. But today I don’t want to talk about those. Besides, they pale in comparison to these positive ideas and truths regarding art making that I have come to embrace and believe. When I...

Caught In the Middle

I’ve been working on a painting and for some reason it just wasn’t coming together…something was off. And then, the solution hit me! Click on the image to watch the video, and see how I solved the issue with my painting. In gratitude,...