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Your Window to a Beautiful World!
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Q: How long does a painting take you to finish?

A: In the early years, when my work was more bravura and focused primarily on color, I would often finish a 24×30 or even a 36×48 in a day. After a while I felt a desire to create more subtle value transitions and color temperature shifts and my work slowed down.

In today’s world of YouTube fast motion videos and quick as lightning technology we may begin to feel that the faster we paint the better our art will be. That is just not true. Our skills and our paintings will improve when we...

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Learning to paint Cherry Blossoms in 5 simple steps gives you the basic ideas that helped me complete this painting. Blossoming trees in the Spring are one of Heavenly Father’s joyous gifts to us.

When we moved to Indiana from the West we were delighted that first Spring to see the trees burst forth with color and beauty.

From Magnolias and daffodils to cherry blossoms and peonies, our entire city seemed alive and vibrant.

The Cherry Blossoms in the tutorial were inspired by some chokecherry trees that grow along the side of our home and bloom out beautifully each Spring.

Let’s find out the steps I take to paint color rich Spring flower petals...
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I’ve been painting and attending art shows as a professional artist for more than 30 years and I still feel a sense of wonder and excitement when I go to a show like the Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg in Indianapolis.

The Quest for the West has been a yearly ‘must’ since I first learned of it more than 10 years ago. Here's why I keep going, plus some of my favorite paintings...
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I started the painting by liberally brushing on Manganese Blue.

Then I used a paper towel to wipe away paint until I had the base I wanted to start the painting with.

Cerulean blue was on my palette for many years, but Manganese is slightly...
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Let's dive into design principles essential to painting from photos.

Today I thought I would describe a few of the ideas or techniques of design that might be helpful for beginning artists or any artist who struggles with composing a painting from a photograph.

The struggle most of us have when we use photos is letting the photo tell us what to paint rather than using the photo as a starting point and then composing like a painter.

One of the strongest ideas shared by artists is that a painting’s impact on...
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48 Hour Flash Sale on the Master Oil Painting 6 Week Course!

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Ends Monday October the 1st, so don't wait!
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Q: How do I paint realistic shadows?

A: Great question!

Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin Crimson Permanent are the base for my deepest dark values. After those I modify the color by degrees based on whether the shadow is warmer or cooler.

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