4 Door 12×12 paintings for CAW’s Ready to hang art show

CAW is an amazing community art space in Santa Barbara. Today they have a one day pop up show that features over 400 artworks, all 12×12 inches in size. I submitted four from my door series.

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Joyful old oil paint 🎨studio photos

You know that junk drawer in the desk?  I have something similar for oil paint. I haven’t purchased any new tubes because I’m moving toward non toxic art materials. Today I took some photos of the paint while I was working in the studio. It’s something I love, the oil painting process. Sometime the cap…

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New Painting: Dip into your dreams

  Standing back from this painting I felt a shock at the realization that it was suddenly done. The second wave of the surprise hit me just as fast, I like this painting. The colors are bold and muddy at the same time. It holds together just barely and I’m resisting the urge to tidy…

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Selecting the right paint brush for your art

Below are images from my brush collection and you can see I have a clear preference for square and round paint brush styles. I’m also including some dream statements that include the words character (1) and style in this post. Paint brushes have personality or characteristics that change with use. Selection on a brush for…

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Painting mermaids in the rain #360video

Working on a mural size painting of mermaids in the garage as it rains outside. Reflecting on the distortion in 360 camera shots.

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Borrow or Buy Paintings In Ventura Storage =)

I have been making art for 30 years now (OMG). I was cleaning all the ash from the Thomas Fire out of my art storage unit in Ventura and I realized that I wanted to get these old paintings out into the world! If you have walls to decorate… this art that needs a little…

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