My Dark Secret Past

One of my fans sent me this picture because he thought it looked like me.  It is a painting by Renoir.  Well, I have to admit that it does look exactly like me – chubby thighs and all.  So now you know my darkest secret:  I posed nude for Auguste Renoir when I...

Painting vs. Drawing

Some artists have said that oil painting is like drawing with a brush. Indeed, one can do a “sketch” or drawing executed in oil. Some artists, including myself, start their paintings with a drawing done in charcoal or thinned down oil paint. I don’t think it is...

Oil Painting vs. Pastel Painting

Since I work primarily in oil and pastel, people often ask me which I like best. They also wonder what determines which media I use. Although I warn people not to get me started, here I go. Oil is, of course, a traditional medium that can produce very realistic and...

A New Year For Success

Just a quick message to wish everyone a Happy New Year. It is hard to believe that is 2010 already. Almost a decade into a new century. My life has been getting better and better each year, since I decided to pursue my dream of being a successful artist. So I am...