I would like you advice on this piece or any other peice that I have done. If my work is not up to par I want to know it and what it is. I can't improve unless I know what the weaknesses are so if…READ MORE
I have been painting with acrylics for the last three years and always had a hard time with clouds and water.......also of the paint darkening too much. So I had some oil paints I bought on a whim a year ago, I tried them and didn't like the drying time so I put them back in the box. Today I was sick of trying to do the clouds and water on a painting and remembered that oil blends easier...........so I took them out and whoa..........I did a painting in an hour of sky and…READ MORE
Well I have started to paint the paintings for my gallery next summer. Already am feeling the pressure! Anyway I am doing a few boat paintings over the next while and I decided to use some retardant in my paintings so I can blend the water a bit better. Can't say I like the stuff. It didn't blend well with the acrylic paint and left a rough surface in comparison to the plain paint. I learned to paint without it and I guess I will continue to paint without it.
I am doing PEI Dirt…READ MORE
Hi! This is a big step for me.......I have rented a studio in a very famous location for the summer 2014. The shop is small but is on a very touristy boardwalk. Expensive yes...! However it is location! location! location! It is in Cavendish PEI Canada it is very near the location of the Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea sites so there are thousands of people coming to this location every year. So I am expecting to do some business! It will also lead to other venues just because of…READ MORE
Today I am getting ready to leave on vacation in Ontario. We are going to a family wedding and are staying for two weeks. I thought I would miss painting while I was gone but I decided to load my paraphernalia in my truck and for a good reason. When I was growing up my younger sister used to draw and paint but dropped it as I did because life took over. Something neither of us should have done but we can't help the choices we made when we were younger so I will move along. Anyway she has…READ MORE