My favorite finish for my paintings…

My favorite finish for my paintings…

Today I want to show you my favorite finish for a painting - cold wax. Watch here… I use cold wax on both acrylic and oil paintings to create a final beautiful surface. It often takes two coats that I then polish to create a river stone finish — it’s not glossy, and...

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My art practice is getting a change in scenery…

My art practice is getting a change in scenery…

I’m in beautiful Mexico and I want to make some big art down here for my upcoming show. A change in environment always gets my creative juices flowing! I paint on canvas but like to mount it to large wood panels for support. Luckily I found a woodshop who can make...

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Here is one of my favorite mark-making tips…

Here is one of my favorite mark-making tips…

This week I have a tip for you that I regularly use to create cool marks and texture - some dark and some light. Check it out… I love the idea of working with these opposites. If I want a light painting for instance, my first layer will be very dark. Then I cover that...

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I learned a hard lesson this week…

I learned a hard lesson this week…

I learned a hard lesson this week! Read on so you can avoid making the same mistake I did. I really like the direction my new paintings are taking, but unfortunately, the paint is peeling off on one! It's an old acrylic painting I was working over and the acrylic...

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A time-saving tip for acrylic paint

A time-saving tip for acrylic paint

I’m back in the studio and using a lot of acrylic paint! The work is coming along at a nice pace because I have a time-saving tip. Take a look. I’ve used containers and palettes to mix color in the past, but now I’m using large buckets. What’s so cool is that after...

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I’m preparing canvases for my upcoming show…

I’m preparing canvases for my upcoming show…

It’s Sunday and I’m back to talk more about preparing for my show that is coming this summer! What I like to do in the beginning is gather all the shapes and sizes I want to paint on. I love having a variety! When using canvas, I temporarily wrap and staple it to...

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Get in Motion with Palette Paper

Get in Motion with Palette Paper

Welcome back to the Sunday Vlog! I love making art every day. Working even five or ten minutes in my journal is so fun! I usually don’t have a plan but here’s one way I get things going quickly. Since I use tracing paper as my palette paper, I have a collection of...

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I just sent some new work to my gallery…

I just sent some new work to my gallery…

Welcome back to the Sunday Vlog! As artists, we are often not the best judge of our own work, and it turns out it doesn’t matter! A gallerist will have their own reasons for choosing one painting over another. I used to finish so many paintings (with a title, framing,...

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What brings you alive?

What brings you alive?

I'm here making art with my friend and Art2Life Coach, Noah Woods. We talked a lot about finding clarity in our art and lives. It truly is a process of becoming yourself! The Art of Your Life Workshop was an awesome beginning; what a fun week we had! The momentum...

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The importance of community…

The importance of community…

I’m working late to prepare for The Art of Your Life Free Workshop that starts tomorrow! I’ve been thinking back on how this all started. I spent so much time working alone in my studio, but I remember my first social media post. It felt great just to put something...

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