The Goose-Neck Tea Kettle

Sometimes you find a prop that just calls out to you. This goose-neck tea kettle was a great “find” even if I did pay a bit more than I usually pay when searching out props. One of my favorite things to paint is copper. Usually I attack metal with the palette knife but it is…

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The Ugly Pot

The Ugly Pot. It really is a very unattractive color on the outside ~ an unglazed, undetermined, muddy color. Probably why it was only a few dollars. But I loved the shape and the fact that it came from France. Oh, the little things that sway us to purchase a prop! The interior is another…

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Palette Knife Painting

I always enjoy using the palette knife ~ applying the paint, mixing the paint on the canvas, and building up layers. So many of you have asked how I wield that knife so I thought I’d offer a quick video to share my thoughts. Keep in mind that the video was shot with an iPhone…

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American Art Collector October 2019 issue

The October issue of American Art Collector is “live” today featuring my artwork. I was asked to submit work for this full page as well as for the Artist Focus page. If you follow this link: American Art Collector, you can scroll down the right side and click on the image of the Copper and…

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The End of Summer

It’s true, Summer is coming to an end. Either that makes you happy so you can enjoy some cooler weather or it makes you sad to leave the lake behind. I think these are the last sunflowers for this summer. I’m OK with that since there are fields and fields of them over near Davis…

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