Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

A Good Day In Philly!

Got a lot done today. Up early and headed for Independence Hall to start my big painting of that spot... then I walked up to the Barnes Foundation to check out the amazing collection of art there! Wow inspiring. Then I went to Firth and Wilson Transport Cycles ( and picked up the Box of Bernie I shipped there earlier in the week. Next I headed to Old City District to paint another painting... whew! Stopped just in time to avoid a burst of rain and get something to eat. Long day, ready for sleep to take on Tomorrow!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Safe and sound in Philadelphia!

I made it, my luggage made it and Big Bernie made it!! Going to get a good night sleep and an early start on the day!! Stay tuned I'll keep posting

En Route to Philadelphia!

A few pics from LAX to keep posted... sending this blog update from my phone! 

Get Some Color Happening On This American Revolution!

My apologies to George Washington and Leutze et al... So after the monochrome underpainting dries the next step in an indirect painting process, and the first move into color is with glazes, that is transparent color applied to the painting. Think of it like how people used to apply washes of color to black and white or sepia toned photos and they just almost look like a color photo... like that but on your painting... colorize it! At this stage on the painting it's ok to keep the drawing a mess and concern yourself primarily with large simple areas of color that express the lights and darks of the design.