Recharging Your Creative Battery

We all suffer at one time or another from creative "burn out", also known as "artists block", "brain freeze", etc. It seems most artists have their own particular cure for this ailment. Their remedies can include ...

A Painters Vacation

As a professional watercolor painter vacations are extremely important for the main purpose of recharging my batteries and allowing a break from the normal routines. I get inspiration, motivation, stimulation ...

5 Secrets to Stronger Paintings

Get away from literal interpretations: A literal painting which may be technically successful may not do much to excite the viewer. Ansel Adams is quoted as saying "there is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept". Look for the mood behind your subject ...

Where to Start Your Painting

Much has been written about where an artist should start their painting. There is no right or wrong way but each way has its particular advantages and disadvantages. I prefer to look at the question more from the point of view of where you need the most help in your painting design and composition. ...

Creating Mood in your Watercolor Painting

For this project we are going to work on creating mood in your watercolor paintings. It is not enough to just be able to replicate something in your paintings. In this day and age with the advancements in copying tools available to everyone artists needs to go ...