How do I prime a raw linen canvas?
This blog will explain priming raw linen and how to oil prime a raw linen canvas. This age-old archival method of priming a canvas for painting in oils creates a smooth surface that far surpasses what is available commercially. If you have... Read More
Check out this short video on a group of collectors from the Booth Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. They came to our studio for a tour and to see me demonstrate still life, as well as listen to David talk about art and life. There was food and fun!
Enjoy.Sherrie and... Read More
What is the Science of Color? What is the temperature of color? How can I tell if a color is warm or cool?
When one thinks of the science of color, they think of how colors will impact emotions and depth. When considering warmth, one thinks of fire. The colors... Read More
The Rijksmuseum 2019 "Year of Rembrandt" Show Marks the 350th Anniversary of His Death
The Rijksmuseum yearlong celebration of Rembrandt's work marked the 350th anniversary of the Dutch artist’s death. When my Mom and I heard about a large Rembrandt show at the Rijksmuseum we made arrangements to catch it... Read More
Painting a face can be involved. With that said, how do you decide how much detail to put in a face? Does it depend on its size, or the degree of finish desired, or on style?
Every Painting is Based on a Visual Idea
The size of the figure is part... Read More
How Can I Be a Neater Painter?
Painting in oil can be a messy endeavor. However, organization is the trick to being a neater painter. Below is a list of the biggest mistakes beginners make, which, luckily, are easy to fix.
DOS AND DON'TS
DO clean brushes thoroughly, or they'll become stiff... Read More
STACY KAMIN SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON SKETCHING & PAINTING FROM LIFE and PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE
Painting a successful painting if you are not on location can be a challenge. Ideally its always better to paint from life. Working from life is when you establish a connection with the subject. It is... Read More
Here are six types of folds that every artist should know when drawing drapery and clothing
George Bridgman Drawings
Pipe folds are found in situations such as dresses and curtains.A series of semi-tubular shapes form as the material hangs free at the opposite end.The folds themselves are usually cylindrical in... Read More
Matching skin color exactly the way you want it can be a challenge for many artists. The tips below can help!
How does an artist decide what colors to mix for skin color?
In order to make flesh seem real, you need to use both warm and cool colors.
Where do you... Read More