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Recharge Your Creativity by Doing Nothing: Creativity Hack #5
Recharge Your Creativity by Doing Nothing: Creativity Hack #5

Have you ever had the feeling that your creative well has just completely been drained dry? Like there's nothing left. In today's culture, we tend to be so busy. We drive ourselves so hard. Go, go, go, go, go. There’s a feeling that you're not being productive if...

Keeping Paints from Drying Out On the Palette
Keeping Paints from Drying Out On the Palette

How to Save Paint without Putting It in the Freezer or Refrigerator   Have you ever been told to put your palette in the refrigerator or freezer so your paint wouldn’t dry out between sessions? I’m betting you have. This is such common advice, and although well...

Why You Should Use a Toned Ground
Why You Should Use a Toned Ground

One of the best ways to speed up your process, and unify your painting all in one go is to use a toned ground. And as an added bonus, you bypass some of the difficulties that are present when you're faced with a blank white canvas. In today's Quick Tip session, I'm...

The Taste of Cobalt Blue
The Taste of Cobalt Blue

I made this painting recently based on a study that I did down on the Edisto Island a couple of years ago in the fall. October is one of my favorite times of year to be on the Island. The light then is spectacular. The color of the sky and the ocean becomes this rich,...

Finding Inspiration in the Ordinary
Finding Inspiration in the Ordinary

The world looks very different right now from just a few months ago, even just month ago.  I’m hearing from a lot of the members of my community, ART+WORK+LIVING, that they’ve lost their drive. They can’t paint. That feeling of being knocked off kilter can come from...

THE ART+WORK+LIVING “PAINT ON!” CHALLENGE
THE ART+WORK+LIVING “PAINT ON!” CHALLENGE

THE CHALLENGE CONTINUES! I’ve had lots of emails from folks wondering what to do now that the 5 Day Painting Challenge is over. So we’ve decided to PAINT ON! I want to encourage everyone to use their creativity to help ground ourselves. We can use painting or drawing...

How to Paint Landscapes from Photographs
How to Paint Landscapes from Photographs

I’ve found ways to paint landscapes from photographs successfully so that people can’t tell whether it’s from observation or from a reference photo. And I’ll be demonstrating 6 of those in today’s short video.