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Congratulations Susan! 8

Congratulations Susan!

I want to share that I sold one of my plein air paintings in the Oregon Lavender Festival Paint out show.  This felt so affirming of all the hard work of studying others work, color harmony, composition, itness of...

painting of Pontremoli in Tuscany

Washing Day, Pontremoli, Tuscany

It was nearly 40 degrees C so I found a nice shady place to paint. These washing lines in a local village caught my eye. I used a fair amount of impasto paint on this small piece. Here are a couple of detailed images. I...

A Guide to Painting Competitions 13

A Guide to Painting Competitions

This is a guide to the best competitions to give you a kick start in your painting career. Why Enter A Painting Competition? One of the best ways of getting you, and your work, noticed is to enter a painting competition...

Two-Value Statement: The Secret To Quick Form 15

Two-Value Statement: The Secret To Quick Form

What Is A Two-Value Statement? It is really quite easy to give the impression of form by using just two values. This is called the two-value statement. In fact, that is all that is needed to create a convincing illusion...

Madonna with Child and Two Angels, by Fra Filippo Lippi 19

Madonna with Child and Two Angels, by Fra Filippo Lippi

Visual Poetry In this painting Lippi took a traditional holy image and gave it a strong sense of humanity, both through the emotion in the expression of affection between the family members, and in the choice of clothes...

Exhibition Selected Paintings, by Oksana Melenevska 26

Exhibition Selected Paintings, by Oksana Melenevska

Congratulations to Okasana for having four paintings accepted into 67th Open Annual Exhibition of Hertford Art Society, UK. She also sold one a watercolor “Old Port, Liverpool”, so we can say she is now a...