Taking a step back

I like to prop a painting up on the mantle, step back, and look at it from different angles. After working up close it’s a good way to see if it is done. And there’s my tree in the mirror! 🎄 Stages: Have you visited my online shop? Prints of my seascapes are available onContinue reading “Taking a step back”

Stop, don’t ruin it! There is always the next painting.

Last week I was finishing up a painting and kept noticing what I’ll call weaknesses – areas I wanted to better capture. In an effort to improve the painting I kept tweaking it. In the end I overworked it and should have left it the way it was. I’m learning that as you paint, especiallyContinue reading “Stop, don’t ruin it! There is always the next painting.”