"Over time, a beautiful art collection can lose some of its visual impact due to dust, cobwebs, dirt, water stains and other wear and tear. Fortunately, there are a strategies for cleaning paintings on canvas that will not damage the paint and will keep an art collection looking its... Read More
"Recently I took an architecture sketch class in Spain. I have always been intimidated by drawing buildings, until I took a master class that concentrated on capturing buildings by using contour drawing and seeing shapes. Usually drawing buildings conjures up visions of straight edges and rigid rules, but in... Read More
What is Glazing in painting?
What is Scumbling in painting?
When do artists use glazing to intensify the oil painting process? When is it appropriate to use the process of scumbling? Enhancing an oil painting with the use of glazing is a useful tool. Understanding the process of scumbing can also... Read More
How do I know what kind of easel to buy?
This blog recommends an easel for your studio and one for when you are on-the-go. It's hard to know which easel to get when there are so many to choose from in an art store. I hope these recommendations help.
Choosing... Read More
I finished my major work—Obeisance—for American Masters at the
Salmagundi Club in New York
As this show is fast becoming one of the premier shows to exhibit in, I wanted to paint something special for its 10th Anniversary exhibition. Last year I put in a watershed painting, The Playthings of Time,... Read More
The Languages of Painting and Drawing
Sherrie explains why painting and drawing are very different languages and require very different solutions. Drawing is an intimate medium meant to be seen up close but painting is meant to be seen from far away. The Kings and the Pope commissioned work from... Read More
Santa Fe Workshop 2019
March 20 – 29
Drawing and Painting Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico
This year students will be immersed in the rich panoply of textures—silk, velvet, skin, copper, glass, flowers, wood and more. Every object has a quality that defines it—soft, shiny, matte or see-through—and successfully painting... Read More
2018 Fechin Studio Workshops
In the exquisite north light in the Fechin Studio in Taos, New Mexico, the workshop BLFA has planned will help round out your education. Sherrie will start with three days of drawing, which will include quick gestures that will morph into longer studies of the human... Read More