St. Stephen Punished

She was standing in from of a small painting of a naked man all stuck through with arrows and leaning against at tree. Continue reading “St. Stephen Punished”

Man #1 in progress

Just showing a work in progress. Will take more images for my next painting. Continue reading “Man #1 in progress”

The Life in the Studio

I really enjoyed this book because Nancy Hale talks about both her artist parents as Continue reading “The Life in the Studio”

How to Create an Enemy


Start with an empty canvas
Sketch in broad outline the forms of Continue reading “How to Create an Enemy”

Valázquez – Only one self portrait

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez or lovingly known as plain  Velázquez,  (1599 – 1660) was a Spanish painter, Continue reading “Valázquez – Only one self portrait”

Is this art???

What is the first thing you think of when you say the word “art”?  I can almost bet the thought of some “painting” comes to mind. Continue reading “Is this art???”

Conceptual Art? No Thanks!

conceptual art

I grit my teeth and always feel guilty after seeing conceptual art.  It’s not that it’s “conceptual” it’s that it’s called “art”. Continue reading “Conceptual Art? No Thanks!”

Painting by Valazquez of Juan de Pareja

I Juan de Pareja – the book

Here’s what excites me…books about the lives of artists.   This little gem (though not that well written or badly Continue reading “I Juan de Pareja – the book”

The Eye Doth Fool

Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it,” wrote Leon Trotsky. Continue reading “The Eye Doth Fool”

I’ll try anything…

I have this crazy habit of trying to paint things that I shouldn’t be trying to paint.  Continue reading “I’ll try anything…”

Van Gogh Study


What can I say, I must have been  (unknowingly) a snob (though a closet one) when I first started painting.  Continue reading “Van Gogh Study”