In this blog, Sherrie gives Stacy a critique on an oil painting portrait in progress. Sherrie shows how the structure of the head depends on getting a more accurate read of the hairline as it describes the skull, or in some cases, where a scarf or hat meets the... Read More
“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