Category Archives: painting advice

Tripping the Light Fantastic…

Dear blog readers: A few weeks ago I asked for topics you would like to see in my upcoming book. And here is one I thought would be helpful to answer here, before I roll it into my book. I … Continue reading

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Announcing a Winter Portland-area Alla Prima Painting Workshop

_____________________________________ Announcing a Three-Day Oil Painting Workshop: Essential Alla Prima Techniques: Portland Using the Direct Method of Oil Painting “Peonies and Ginger Jar”  |  2012 American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition Instructor: Thomas Jefferson Kitts When: March 1st – 3rd, 2013  (F/S/Sun) Where: Sowa … Continue reading

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Yippy-Ti-Yi-Yay, I’m Ridin’ Back in Town…

“Roudy’s Riders, 4th of July, Telluride” Private Commission Okay, I admit it. I’ve been AWOL from the blog for a while. I was burned out after coming home from Spain, Morocco, and the Laguna Beach Invitational and I needed some time to … Continue reading

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A Place for Everything…

A new blog reader, who found me via PleinAir Today, just sent me a question about a custom shelf which can be seen attached to my tripod in many photos. But first, before I get to his question, let me … Continue reading

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From the Dept. of Good Health & Safety Practices – as applied to using Oil Paints…

Clearly, I have been going about painting pictures in the wrong manner… (Source: http://www.odditycentral.com/videos/indian-artist-paints-with-his-tongue.html) Indian Artist Paints with His Tongue By Sumitra on March 6th, 2012 Category: Art, Videos Now here’s a hobby that’s bound to leave a bad aftertaste. Ani K, from Kerala, … Continue reading

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How to succeed at a plein air event…

PleinAir Magazine picked up a post I meant to put up on the blog last month for one of their weekly e-Newsletters. You can click here to read the post as it was published, or read the same text below … Continue reading

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Making Turtles – Or Saving Your Grays…

I’ve been squeezing a lot of paint out onto my palette over the past week because I took a workshop from a guy who likes to paint fast and thickly.  I chose him because I wanted to learn how to … Continue reading

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