Category: Studio Practice & Theory

  • Virtual Studio Tour

    Virtual Studio Tour

    I’ve been ill and don’t have much in the way of art to show, but I did acquire a new work table and tidy the studio up a bit, so it’s a good time for a studio tour. My studio is 180 square feet of what used to be a 230 square foot attached garage…

  • Taking the ‘gris’ out of ‘grisaille’

    Taking the ‘gris’ out of ‘grisaille’

    The last month and a half has been busy with non-visual art things like guests and cleaning and music gigs, but I did manage to start another painting. This one is on an old panel that I painted over with a titanium white/cad yellow mixture, and like the other fiddle painting, I started with a…

  • “Fat over lean” (It’s not cooking advice)

    “Fat over lean” (It’s not cooking advice)

    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]There are a bewildering array of products for mixing your mediums and cleaning brushes, even when you’re only looking at one type of painting. Each oil has distinct properties, every paint manufacturer has their own trademarked medium, and everyone has a favorite combination they swear by. When it comes down to it, though, every…