November 26, 2018

 Nothing says love like a pet portrait.  I've painted for many years and I've painted many subjects but typically female figures have been my favorite.  About a year ago I painted a few pet portraits for friends and wow!  People love their pets.  I knew that of course because I certainly love my little Havanese, Walter but I didn't realize how busy I would be....painting pets.  I've painted several deceased pets and many portraits I have done have been surprise gifts for a spouse.  A painting is not a photo and it's not meant to be.  It's a work of art.

 Best.  Christmas.  Gift.  Ever! 

Oil paint takes at least a week to dry so don't wait if you want it by Christmas.  

November 2, 2018

International travel with art supplies.  

There are many ideas about how to travel internationally with your art supplies and I can tell you what has worked for me.  

The 3 most important thing to remember are to 1.pack light 2. pack light 3. pack light! You should be able to easily carry your supplies in a backpack or small carry on bag....especially important when traveling by train or bus.  As always check your airline carrier for specs concerning carry ons.  

Pochade box- This will be your biggest investment but a good one will last a life time.  I have two easy L's, one coulter box, and just recently got a new strada mini box.  I'm very, very happy with the Strada.  It's very small, but has a tray for more mixing room and it has no protruding screws or hinges and no small parts to loose.  The open box m makes a very small nice box and seems to be the most popular with plain air painters, but because they are custom made they take several weeks to get and it has many small p...

February 25, 2017

International travel with art supplies.  

There are many ideas about how to travel internationally with your art supplies and I can tell you what has worked for me.  

The 3 most important thing to remember are to 1.pack light 2. pack light 3. pack light! You should be able to easily carry your supplies in a backpack or small carry on bag....especially important when traveling by train or bus.  As always check your airline carrier for specs concerning carry ons.  

Pochade box- This will be your biggest investment but a good one will last a life time.  I have two easy L's, one coulter box, and just recently got a new strada mini box.  I'm very, very happy with the Strada.  It's very small, but has a tray for more mixing room and it has no protruding screws or hinges and no small parts to loose.  The open box m makes a very small nice box and seems to be the most popular with plain air painters, but because they are custom made they take several weeks to get and it has many small p...

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